More on Works at the ancient theatre of Sicyon
|The ancient theatre of Sicyon [Credit: Archaiologia]|
In order to face the structural and morphological problems of the theatre, which over time have caused damages and “diversions” from the original geometry of the monument, a working team of the 37th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, under its Director Konstantinos Kissas, has made the following proposals.
In the first phase of the program (2013-2014) a preliminary study will examine the pathology of the monument and plan a general strategy of the monument’s enhancement. The necessary funds will be given by: the Regional Unit of Corinthia and the Municipality of Sicyon (200,000 euros), the “Diazoma” Association (10,000 euros) and possible new donations. During the second phase (2015-2019), and according to the available funding, the works for the revelation, the protection and the restoration of the theatre will be continued.
The ancient theatre of Sicyon has been built in the west of the ancient Agora, at the foot of the Hellenistic acropolis, within the natural cavity of the hill. It has been constructed using two techniques: building with tufa and carving parts of it in the natural rock.
Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ via Archaiologia [Febriary 22, 2013]
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