How the Parthenon was made a Christian church

The most prominent symbol of Western civilization, the Parthenon, was converted into a Christian church for nearly a millennium, from AD 500 to 1450. Originally built in 432 BC. in honor of Athena Parthenos, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, the magnificent temple has undergone several changes. In 500 AD, when Christianity was established […]

Dior puts on a fashion show on the Acropolis

A few days ago, the Central Council for Cultural Monuments ΚΣΝΜ gave permission to hold a haute couture fashion show on the Acropolis, Cape Sounion and other archaeological sites of interest in Greece. The fashion show of the world famous Dior fashion house will take place in Kallimarmaro after the ministers Κεντρικό Συμβούλιο Νεώτερων Μνημείων […]

The world’s leading archaeologists oppose the reconstruction of the Greek Acropolis

The open letter to the Greek authorities was signed by dozens of archaeologists. They demand to cancel the reconstruction of the Acropolis, which could destroy the unique architectural monument, BB.LV reports. The Greek Ministry of Culture has planned a major overhaul of the Acropolis to ensure the comfort of tourists. The plans include the reconstruction […]

He put it on the Acropolis

I try to understand Professor Korre’s phrase “Concrete is close to nature”, but I fail. The Greek word “σκυρόδεμα” may sound more elegant, but the material it describes is called “concrete” in English and “béton” in French. Say what you like, but concrete is concrete. History, said K.T. Dimaras is a “wardrobe that cannot be […]

“The Acropolis will throw off the concrete shackles” – our April Fools’ joke

Our publication “The Acropolis Will Throw Off Concrete Shackles” is an April Fool’s joke. Unfortunately, the topic turned out to be too painful, and during the pandemic, you, our readers, stopped understanding humor. Therefore, judging by the comments, no one appreciated our drawing. Recall, the publication said that due to the fact that the concreting […]

The Acropolis will throw off the concrete shackles

The ambitious project to restore the Parthenon and the Sacred Rock Acropolis, as the Greeks call it, has sparked a wave of protest among the Greek public. The disaffected are outraged by the methods used by the restorers, in particular, the use of thousands of tons of concrete to strengthen marble columns and cement footpaths. […]

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