Monday September 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
22o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
KAS in favor of keeping antiquities at site of Thessaloniki metro

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) is in favor of keeping antiquities discovered during the under-construction Thessaloniki metro’s Venizelos station at the site.

The issue was discussed at a meeting between KAS members and other officials at the northern port city on Tuesday.

The issue had raised considerable controversy among local authorities, Attiko Metro and the Ministry of Culture, with the latter initially opting for the transfer of the antiquities to a different part of the city for maintenance and eventually, viewing.

Among the antiquities discovered on the crossing of Egnatias and Venizelos streets is a 70-meter section of the city’s Byzantine era marble-paved road as well as 7th-century public buildings.

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, who also attended Tuesday's meeting, is in favor of showcasing the antiquities within the metro station. He envisions a display which could be part of a larger showcase of the city's ancient heritage.

The removal of the antiquities from the construction site was suspended in July following a decision reached by the Council of State.

Six possible solutions regarding the future of the antiquities were tabled at the meeting with the a majority of KAS members opting for a combination of two of the proposals, both defined by the need to preserve the antiquities' unity.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 (15:22)  
A Maria Callas house and opera academy
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
Greek designer opens Milan fashion week at Teatro Armani
Divers return to shipwreck where ancient ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ was found
GD withdraws to the shadows in Keratsini
“Golden Dawn is no longer cool in Keratsini and the broader area,” said Costas, a young man who experienced the events that followed the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a supp...
GD expelled from schools
It would usually happen during essay writing class. In an effort to provoke debate among the students, the teacher would raise the issues of democracy, freedom, multiculturalism or racism. T...
Inside Community
Inside Gastronomy
Inside Travel
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Jailed GD MP shown teaching kids how to give the Nazi salute [Video]
2. Defendants handed prison terms over Antipnoia stabbings
3. Samaras to meet Merkel in Berlin for pivotal talks
4. Commission report highlights Erasmus student exchange benefits
5. PAOK joins Olympiakos on top after win at Agrinio
6. Programs target return of 21,000 jobless to work
more news
Today
This Week
1. Alexander the Great's tomb not at Amphipolis, says Culture Minister
2. Euro touches 14-month low before Draghi testimony
3. Venizelos denies jihadis are being trained in Greece
4. Draghi effect subsiding leaves pressure building on ECB chief
5. Civil servants' union calls new strike over evaluation
6. Investors snap up euro zone banks, exporters in ECB bet
Today
This Week
1. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
2. ‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
3. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
4. Lost in the fog
5. Record sum of new debts to the state in August
6. Democracy under Pressure | Live Streaming
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.