Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ancient Olympia to get a facelift

A further 50-70 m of the Gymnasium at Olympia are expected to be revealed [Credit: To Vima]

The face of global symbol and most sacred place of ancient Greece, Ancient Olympia, is changing, after the decisions made by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) about the excavations in the area and the approval of proposed studies.  

The project which was unanimously approved by the members of KAS is structured in three parts:

  • Unearthing and enhancement of the East Arcade of the Gymnasium (new entrance and facilities for audience services).
  • Conservation of the retaining wall of the Treasuries.
  • Conservation of the excavation slopes at the Sanctuary of Demetra Chamyne.
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