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2,350 tons of marble restored or replaced for Acropolis restoration

2,350 tons of marble have been restored or replaced over the past three decades during restoration efforts on the Acropolis in Greece.

Maria Ioannidou, a senior Culture Ministry official was quoted by the Greek daily Kathimerini as saying more than 1,000 architects and archaeologists restored or replaced a total of 2,350 tons of marble during the restoration project.

She said preservation experts have used 500 cubic meters of new marble from ancient quarries located on Mount Pendeli, the site just north of Athens where the ancient Greeks originally found the marble used to build the Acropolis monuments.

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