Conservation work in progress on Samothrace
|The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace [Credit: Enet.gr]|
The first phase of the project includes the reconstruction of the terraces, the conservation of the architectural members and the rest of the monuments at the Easter Sector. Among them is the Propylon of Ptolemy II.
In the second phase, the monuments on the western side of the Sanctuary will be restored, and in the third phase the works will focus on the central area of the site, where the most significant buildings of the Great Gods’ worship are.
|Plan of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace [Credit: Enet.gr]|
Another big project conducted in Samothrace is the consolidation of its castle. Works are being supervised by the 15th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and its Director Ioannis Kanonides with his colleagues. The aim of this project is to make the castle visitable.
Consolidation works of the fortification walls have started last year. 90% of the surfaces of the structural members with decayed plaster have been jointed. Consolidation and restoration of dangerous stone walls of the castle have also been carried out. Next summer, works at the surrounding area will commence, which will make the castle visitable and safe for the public.
Source: Enet.gr via Archaiologia Online [February 11, 2013]
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