Falling rocks from the Acropolis raise alarm bells
|View of the Acropolis from the South and East Slopes |
[Credit: Google Earth]
Pipes from the old Acropolis Museum are blamed for some of the damage that requires work to shore up the southern slope of the hill, according to General Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Lina Mendoni. She also said that a program for the conservation of the Acropolis has been studied for the last year and a half.
|The sanctuary of Asclepius, which is located on the south slope of the Acropolis, |
has been covered to protect it from falling rocks [Credit: Ta Nea]
At the same meeting, Professor Manolis Korres addressed the issue of maintaining the authenticity of the sacred rock by ensuring that the ancient streets remain intact as well as the retention of geological formations such as the “dry caves” found at an altitude of 127 metres.
Source: ANA-MPA [October 02, 2014]