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Acropolis not crumbling, Greece responds to reports

Greece has played down reports at home and abroad about the Acropolis being threatened by rockfalls.

One article went as far as to claim “Greece’s Acropolis will soon be gone.”

However, a letter sent by Constantinos Kissas, the deputy director of the First Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, to the Times in London said that reports of widespread damage were wide of the mark.

He said a rock with a diameter of 60 centimeters had come unstuck from the southwestern slope of the Acropolis, on which the Parthenon is perched, during heavy rain last winter.

As a result, the ephorate has organized a technical study to ascertain whether any work needs to be carried out to prevent further such incidents.