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Acropolis Monuments Enter New Phase of Restoration

Monuments at the Acropolis in Athens will undergo a new series of restoration works set to create additional jobs.

Budgeted at 5 million euros, the “Restoration and Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments” is being funded by the NSRF’s “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” program and will include the recruitment of additional staff which will work together with the Acropolis Restoration Service (YSMA).

Besides works to the Parthenon’s western pediment, restoration will be carried out on the north wall of the ancient monument as well as to the Propylaea and the Erechtheion.

The conservation program is set to run through to 2020 and will include the documentation of the works conducted through film and photography with the aim to be utilised in educational programs aimed at both students and teachers.

The main monuments on the Acropolis are the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike – all constructed of white marble.

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