July 21, 2005
Apparently the reason for Tatoulis’s visit to the Acropolis yesterday was to mark the fact the it was 30 years since the current phase of restoration works on the site started.
Acropolis on course
Major phase of facelift to be ready by next year, along with museum
Workers use a crane to shift a marble fragment on the Acropolis in central Athens as part of a conservation project that Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis said yesterday would be largely completed by the end of next year. The ancient citadel is home to some of the best examples of Classical Greek architecture and the Parthenon, seen in the background, will be the last monument to be renovated as work on it is to continue after 2006. The entire project is likely to be ready by 2020, according to Tatoulis.
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