March 29, 2008

Two buildings on the New Acropolis Museum site to be demolished

Posted at 1:53 pm in Greece Archaeology, New Acropolis Museum

A decision was taken yesterday by the Greece’s Central Archaeological Council, voting 18:5 for the demolition of the two buildings on the New Acropolis Museum site.

It is thought that amongst other reasons, the requirement to excavate the archaeological remains believed to be underneath these buildings played a part in the eventual decision.

Note that these are not the two buildings in front of the museum that have stirred up significant controversy, but that they are on another part of the site. It is thought though that this decision will pave the way for the demolition of the two buildings at the front off the site.

Articles from the Greek pres detailing this decision are here & here (no English articles yet).

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