October 3, 2014
There were a lot of reports yesterday about instability in the Acropolis – the rock in Athens on which the Parthenon sits.
If you look at the Acropolis, you will see that around the edges, a lot of it is supported by ancient retaining walls – the top of the original hill was too rounded & not large enough for the quantity of buildings constructed there. As a result, the site has been heavily analysed, to check for any chance of deterioration of these walls & the rubble piled behind them.
Greece has now issued their own press release, refuting the alarmist tone taken by many of the original articles.
Greece: ‘Crumbling’ Ancient Acropolis in Athens Puts Parthenon at Risk of Collapse
By Lydia Smith
02 October 2014
The Acropolis is falling down and will need significant work to shore it up, archaeologists have warned.
Engineers have found that a section of the huge flat-topped rock on which the ancient Parthenon sits in Athens is beginning to give way, the Greek news agency ANA has said.
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