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Vulnerable archaeological sites protected from damaging fires in Greece

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More than 30 major archaeological sites in Greece, which are considered to be vulnerable to fire have been protected.

Prior to the start of each fire season, several inspections and reports are conducted to ensure that corrective actions are taken to prevent fire from damaging the selected sites.

Fire closely located to the ancient site of Mycenae. Photo: RTE

In a joint project with the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, the sites are assessed based on several factors such as the sites registration with the UNESCO World Heritage List and the number of visitors received each year.  

In 2022, sites such as Delphi, Ancient Olympia and Mycenae were protected, with an additional 16 new sites being added in 2023.

Source: Ekathimerini

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