The SHP and the Philhellenism Museum thank and congratulate the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens, for satisfying a permanent request of the citizens of Athens.

In 1826 a group of Greeks and Philhellenes, led by colonel Fabvier, crossed the lines of the Ottoman besiegers and carried food and munitions to the Athenians on the Acropolis, with which they held out until the summer of 1827. During this operation the French Major Robert lost his life fighting heroically.

Greece honored this heroic act by placing a column on the Southern side of the Acropolis, on the Pikioni path to the Acropolis. This column was destroyed a decade ago.

However, just yesterday, the employees of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens, restored this historical monument.

George Krikelas, a friend of the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum and founder of the enactors Philhellenes Batallion, was one these employees. The Philhellenes Batallion and the Francois Robert Guard of Christos Lagiopoulos, honor the heroism of the Philhellenes and their contribution to the liberation of Greece.