Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


1 June 2010

Save and Restore Ancient Diolkos!

The Diolkos, the unique paved way of 600 B.C. which made possible transportation of entire fleets overland across the Isthmus of Corinth, is  crumbling into the water at its western end. After the excavation (ca. 1960), great part of the monument was left at the mercy of its position near the Corinth Canal (itself a property of the Greek State). Although seemingly wishing the monument’s protection, for years the services of the Greek Ministry of Culture kept themselves TOTALLY UNPREPARED to protect Diolkos. Rescue actions continued to be denied even when the erosion had left considerable portions of this registered archaeological site in a state of demolition! Appallingly, it is becoming increasingly evident that the Greek Ministry of Culture had actually ABBANDONED Diolkos’ protection to its destroyers (the Canal Company), systematically MISINFORMING everybody about both their own and the Canal Company’s doings or intentions.

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