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Threat to site of Greek temple

By Helena Smith

The remains of a fifth century BC temple, whose carvings conjured the golden age of Athens, is the subject of a row between potential developers and conservationists. With Greece’s powerful Central Archaeological Council (Kas) pondering whether to allow building on the site, conservationists fear one of Athens’s most sacred places is headed for extinction.

The Ionic temple was dedicated to the goddess Artemis Agrotera (the huntress). “Sites like this are part of a world heritage that go way beyond the borders of a country,” said Iosif Efremidis, an architect heading the campaign to stop bulldozers moving in.

Read the original article at: The Guardian

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