Greek economic crises forces artifacts underground

Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Admin

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Due to lack of funding caused by the economic crises in Greece, archaeologists have been forced to rebury valuable discoveries which make their vulnerable to looting.

Tiverios recently persuaded the culture ministry to rebury a previously-unknown Early Christian basilica, found two years ago during work on Thessaloniki’s new underground railway.

“Let us leave our antiquities in the soil, to be found by archaeologists in 10,000 AD, when Greeks and their politicians will perhaps show more respect to their history,” said Tiverios, who advises the project.

But even in that case, a shortage of site guards is giving antiquities looters a free hand to operate, Ta Nea said.

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Story: AFP | Photo: Oli Scarff, AFP/Getty Images

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