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Offline Maik

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Acropolis d-rain damage
« on: Saturday, 03 May, 2014 @ 01:27:16 »
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For the past few years the walls and the foundations of the Acropolis have been collapsing due to heavy rainwater flow.

Archaeologists have been aware of the erosion caused to the subsoil of the Acropolis by the rainwater and have already submitted a study to bring the problem to the attention of the Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS). Furthermore, once the walls started to collapse the authorities prevented the visitors from ascending to the Acropolis from the theater of Dionysus and the Asclepeion.

The erosion problem derived from the fact that the major monument of Greece doesn’t have an up-to-date drainage system to absorb rainwater. Five out of the six ancient gutters have been blocked for many years now and the drainage system of Acropolis hasn’t been connected that of the city.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/05/02/rainwater-causing-damage-to-acropolis/

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Acropolis d-rain damage
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 03 May, 2014 @ 19:32:49 »
Perhaps we'd better keep the Elgin marbles after all!!!  :blink:

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Re: Acropolis d-rain damage
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 04 May, 2014 @ 00:38:15 »
Hm, the Somerset Levels got a bit damp over winter, perhaps the Parthenon Marbles should be returned by the British Museum... to the Acropolis Museum

Offline Bryan-in-Kilkis

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Re: Acropolis d-rain damage
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 04 May, 2014 @ 11:24:05 »
If they stick the marbles on the top, the whole thing will come crashing down to the ground.  Pity the Greeks can't get their act together (same old problem, yet again!) and sort the situation out.  That, of course, is asking too much of them.  Crow about their heritage they can, look after it they can't...!! :oki: