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The plans for archaeological sites and works

The works on archaeological sites that have already been put out to tender are as follows: – Temple of Olympian Zeus. The site will be fenced, four guardhouses will be constructed and water supply, drainage and firefighting equipment points will be improved or added. – Philopappou. The site will be fenced,the Dionysos restaurant redesigned, toilets built and an area set aside for sculpture exhibitions; small-scale conservation and infrastructure projects will be carried out. – Kerameikos. The site will be fenced, three guardhouses built, the Ermou Street entrance redesigned; banks and three small bridges over the Iridanos will be constructed. – Ancient Agora. A fence will be put up on the Adrianou Street side, and two expanses reconfigured. Infrastructure works will also be carried out. – Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Two guardhouses will be built, and a section of a building belonging to the Ministry of Culture will be pulled down and rebuilt. Mousaiou Square and Polygnotos Street will be redesigned. – Northern and southern slopes of the Acropolis. Three roofs will be constructed over the sculptures of the Theater of Dionysus, the Halkourgeion and Asklipieion. The sole survivor of an April 1999 boating accident, in which two people drowned off the coast of Ierissos in Halkidiki, is suing the store which sold him the plastic vessel for 27 million drachmas, reports said yesterday. Nikolaos Koulakides brought charges against nautical products retailer «Marinco Ltd» after losing his two friends Nikos Gialtides and Vassilis Sotiroglou who drowned when the yacht sank in choppy waters. A Thessaloniki court heard that Koulakides’ choice of the particular yacht, which he bought only 10 days before the accident, was influenced by store salesmen who reassured him it would not sink even if it sprung a leak.