Delphi to get $800,000 makeover
|The Temple of Apollo at Delphi [Credit: TANN]|
As part of the project, several surveying actions on the sanctuary of Apollo are expected to take place. These actions include the mosaics maintenance and cleaning – fixation of surfaces of monuments, construction and placement of the Serpent Column, an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
The project, also, includes the improvement of the functionality and aesthetics of the site as well as some interventions which aim at a better serving of disabled people. The Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the Navel of the World. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th Century B.C. was the religious center and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
Author: Christina Flora | Source: Greek Reporter [February 11, 2013]
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