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Dam of Lake of Marathon


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Source: Pascal Brackman

The construction of the Dam of Marathon is linked to a major historical event in Greece: the Greek deportation of Asia Minor at the end of the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922). The rapid population increase in the Athens area following the huge influx of refugees from Asia Minor caused a huge increase in water demand. The construction of the dam lasted from 1926 to 1929.



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