Restoration works on Delos announced

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The ‘sacred island’ of antiquity, Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece, is scheduled for a series of maintenance and restoration works following the Central Archaeological Council’s (KAS) approval of a relevant proposal by the French Archaeology School of Athens, which has a long history of excavations on the island since 1873. 

Delos was a sacred sanctuary for a millennium before being made the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis in Olympian Greek mythology. 

In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List as an “exceptionally extensive and rich” archaeological site that “conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port”. 

Source: ANA-MPA [May 16, 2011]

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