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Parthenon in danger of crumbling

After a boulder of "considerable size" fell off of the Acropolis in Athens, researchers have found that there is instability over a wide area of the flat-topped rock on which the Parthenon sites. Work to shore up the southern slope of the hill on which the 2,500-year-old temple complex sits will

Ancient theatre underneath the Acropolis to be restored

A ruined theatre under the Acropolis, believed to be the birthplace of modern theatre, is to undergo restoration. The restoration of the Theatre of Dionysos will include extending and modernising surviving stone seats, but no new performances are planned there. Works by playwrights such as Euripides and Sophocles premiered at the open

Greece rejects British Museum’s terms for Elgin Marbles loan

Greece has denied the British Museum's terms and conditions for allowing the famed Elgin Marbles to go on display at the New Acropolis Museum. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras said the museum’s loan condition -- that Greece acknowledge the fifth-century B.C. antiquities as the property of the British Museum -- would be

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

Greece to ban gum and high heels from parts of Acropolis

Greece is planning to ban chewing gum and high heels at parts of the Acropolis, saying that they are causing irreparable damage. The archaeologists claim the more than 350,000 annual visitors to the Odeon of Herod Atticus are now detrimental to the venue. Two years ago, cleaning crews reportedly removed 27 kilos