Showing results 13 - 18 of 18 for the tag: Acropolis Restoration.

November 7, 2008

Cleaning the Parthenon

Posted at 1:47 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

As part of the Acropolis restoration, research is being done into the use of lasers for cleaning the structural elements of the building in a similar way to the sculptures.

From:
Russia Today

Features
November 6, 2008, 17:05
Athens’ Acropolis to shine again

One of the world’s most cherished monuments is undergoing a long-overdue and well-deserved pampering.

Decades of pollution from cars and industry wreaked upon on the Greek capital have caused a dense, black coating encrusting the marble of the temples of the Acropolis.
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October 31, 2008

New Earthquake sensors on the Acropolis

Posted at 2:25 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

Works on the Acropolis Restoration will include the installation of new sensors to measure the effects of earthquakes on the monuments.

From:
Associated Press

Scientists to measure quake effect on Acropolis
By ELENA BECATOROS – 58 minutes ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For thousands of years the Acropolis has withstood earthquakes, weathered storms and endured temperature extremes, from scorching summers to winter snow.

Now scientists are drawing on the latest technology to install a system that will record just how much nature is affecting the 2,500-year-old site. They hope their findings will help identify areas that could be vulnerable, allowing them to target restoration and maintenance.
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Scaffolding to come off Propylaia

Posted at 2:13 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

Some parts of the restoration works on the Acropolis will be completed in the coming months, allowing visitors their first sight of parts of the building for some years without scaffolding in the foreground. As part of the project, a virtual reality presentation on the history of the restoration work is planned for the New Acropolis Museum, so that visitors can get a better understanding of what is one of the most complex projects of its kind ever undertaken.

From:
Athens News Agency

10/31/2008
Acropolis restoration works

Culture Minister Mihalis Liapis on Thursday inspected works for the restoration of the Athens Acropolis, after which he praised the effort underway.

“The work to preserve and highlight the monuments provides a unique experience for visitors to the Sacred Rock, since a more comprehensive image of the Acropolis is formed that allows the monuments to be better recognised and understood,” he said.
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October 18, 2008

Hi-tech restoration techniques used on Acropolis

Posted at 2:15 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

Following the use of laser cleaning techniques on the Greek Parthenon Sculptures, similar techniques are now going to be used on some of the buildings on the Acropolis site. The restoration of the Acropolis is probably the most technically advanced large scale projects of its type anywhere in the world – showing that although mistakes may have been made in the past, Greece is now very serious about preserving its most important monument.

From:
International Herald Tribune

Greek scientists use lasers to clean Acropolis
Reuters
Published: October 17, 2008
By Deborah Kyvrikosaios

In the past two and a half thousand years, the temples of the Acropolis have suffered fire, bombing and earthquake. Now, scientists are trying to save them from a new modern enemy: pollution.

Standing on a hilltop at the centre of Athens, a city of 4 million people, the Acropolis’ elaborately sculptured stones have fallen prey to a film of black crust from car exhaust fumes, industrial pollution, acid rain and fires.
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September 16, 2008

Parthenon expert to lecture in Nashville

Posted at 12:37 pm in Acropolis, Events, Greece Archaeology

Dr. Eugene N. Borza will be lecturing in Nashville about the history of the Parthenon & the restoration process currently underway on the monument.

From:
Tennessean

Parthenon expert to lecture on Greece’s ‘noble ruin’
BY BILL FRISKICS-WARREN • STAFF WRITER • September 14, 2008

Built on the rocky Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon has inspired lovers of art, architecture and Greek mythology for 24 centuries. Widely regarded as the finest monument of its type ever built, the Parthenon and its metopes, pediments and famous frieze have come to personify Greece just as the Eiffel Tower has come to symbolize Paris and the Pyramids have come to represent Egypt.

On Tuesday, Dr. Eugene N. Borza, professor emeritus of ancient history at Pennsylvania State University, will be at Nashville’s reproduction of the great temple to lecture on recent efforts to restore and preserve the original. In the following conversation with The Tennessean, he talks about the origins and history of the Parthenon, as well as about the human and natural forces that have contributed to its deterioration.
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June 17, 2003

Scaffolding to remain on Acropolis during the Olympics

Posted at 8:15 am in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

It was originally planned that the restoration works on the Acropolis would be completed in time for the Olympics – the huge amount of work still to be completed means that this is now unlikely to happen.

From:
NZoom

Acropolis may miss Olympics
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003

Greek archaeologists are working overtime to finish the restoration of the Athens Acropolis before the 2004 Olympics, but warn that not all the scaffolding may have been dismantled by August next year, when the Games kick off.

“We are undertaking an immense effort to make the Acropolis as beautiful as possible for the Olympics, but I can’t guarantee that will happen — the deadlines are very tight,” Maria Ioannidou, restoration director for the renowned ancient temple complex overlooking downtown Athens, told AFP.
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