Famous Greek tomb at risk due to lack of funds

The Lion of Amphipolis standing guard.

The Lion of Amphipolis standing guard. Image by Dimitris Siskopoulos / CC BY 2.0

The excavation site of the Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, which was among the top ten discoveries in the world in 2014,  is not open to visitors at the moment and could even become buried again due to heavy rains and neglect, according to Greece’s Culture Ministry. The ground is currently unstable and when the weather improves, a drainage system will have to be implemented before autumn. A geostationary study is necessary but continuing restoration is difficult because of a lack of funds. Read more: greece.greekreporter.com

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