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  • ELC School 10:41 on February 9, 2011 Permalink
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    Monuments in Danger 

    Monuments in danger

    Climate change poses a serious threat to world heritage sites

    Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute say the greenhouse effect is damaging monuments around the world, including the Parthenon.

    Governments must realize that the greenhouse effect is damaging world heritage monuments such as the Parthenon, climatology experts said at the (More …)

  • ELC School 02:14 on November 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Ασύρματο Δίκτυο Καλαμάτας; 

  • ELC School 06:02 on June 28, 2009 Permalink
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    Greece Seeks its Role in the World 

    Greece in the world

    Greece’s relationship with the rest of the world is something of a see-saw oscillation between self-absorption and extroversion, between navel-gazing and punching above its weight in the international arena. On the one hand, this is the result of the intense local politics in which all Greeks are involved and, on the other, of the demands placed on the country by its responsibilities as a member of international organizations. Greece’s current presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), like its presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2003, is purely the result of chance. The fact that the country finds itself handling major crises during these rotating presidencies is merely a consequence of these chance developments. And Greece rises to the challenge, just as it did when – after tough lobbying – it gained a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. (More …)

  • ELC School 14:35 on June 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Greece – The Acropolis Museum 

  • ELC School 14:09 on June 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Acropolis – The Museum 


    March 2002
    Bernard Tschumi presents a model of his Acropolis museum in his New York Office. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)


    April 1, 2005 –A bulldozer demolishes buildings next to the Parthenon temple.

    Several buildings had to be cleared to make room for the new museum square. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)


    March 21, 2006 –A builder in action on the roof of the new Acropolis museum in Athens. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)

    MUSEUM ACROPOL 13 July 12, 2007 – Statue of a young man from the 5th century B.C. stands ready to be relocated. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

    MUSEUM ACROPOL 14December 8, 2007 – The first of five famous female statues is moved by crane from the old to the new museum. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

    MUSEUM ACROPOL 18December 8, 2008 – A woman stands on the glass floor of the new Acropolis museum. (AP Photo/ Thanassis Stavrakis)

    MUSEUM ACROPOL 20 June 16, 2009 – The Parthenon temple reflects off the glass covering the southern side of the new Acropolis museum.

    (EPA/ Orestis Panagiotou)

  • ELC School 13:44 on June 20, 2009 Permalink
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    Acropolis now! A museum for the Elgin Marbles 

    From “The Indipendent”                          By Claire Soares in Athens

    The battle to recover the Elgin Marbles has been long and fruitless. Now Greece has built a museum in the hope it will one day house them.

    From a distance, you could almost mistake it for a designer multi-storey car park. The grey concrete and angular lines are certainly a contrast to the classical marble edifice in whose shadow it stands. Yet the Parthenon seems to look down on the architectural upstart not with disapproval but pride, affection, and most of all hope. Hope that the new offspring can finally bring the ancestral treasures home. (More …)

    • ELC School 22:35 on April 9, 2010 Permalink

      Thank you Alexander. You’re right on your comments!

    • greek alexander rybak 01:04 on July 7, 2009 Permalink

      the sculptures of the parthenon that has to do with the rite of the ceremony of panathinea should return to their homeland and the olympic games of london is a wonderful opportunity of this exchanging with the light of delfoi.
      how british w3ould feel if someone like lord elgin torn apart magna charta and started to share it to a various countries.
      even and nadine gordimer supports the greek appeal for the return of the xsculptures
      it is not right the term elginian marbles
      first because they do not belong to lord elgin
      second marble is the material that the sculptures were made.

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