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July 7, 2008

No hand held electronic guides for Greek archaeological sites

Posted at 12:58 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

It appears that the electronic guides to some of Greece’s key archaeological sites are unfortunately no longer going to go ahead. It is a shame that this project is likely to be cancelled, as it would have provided an opportunity for the country to lead the way in defining how a major archaeology site should operate in the twenty-first century.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Monday July 7, 2008
Hand-held guides for site visitors unlikely

A plan to make hand-held electronic guides available this year to visitors at 15 of the most significant archaeological sites around Greece are likely to be scrapped because of Culture Ministry delays that would require an agreement with the provider of the gadgets, a consortium that includes Siemens, to be extended.

The arrival of the battery-powered, touchscreen devices that weigh just 270 grams was heralded in March 2007 as improving the experience visitors would have at sites including the Acropolis and National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Delphi, Ancient Olympia, Mycenae, Vergina, Epidaurus and Knossos in Crete.
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