2012 Not Happening

The 2012 excavation at Paliokastro is not happening.

The problem is the 26th Ephorate of Classical and Prehistoric Antiquities won’t extend the existing permit under the supervision of Aris Tsaravopoulos (who was previously in charge of Kythera for more than a decade), now that he has been made to retire from the government archaeological service.

Mr Tsaravopoulos is prepared to volunteer his time and expertise, the problem is the Ephorate not issuing a permit for this to happen.

Money was available to support 6 volunteer Greek archaeologists, who could have supervised up to 25 members of the public each day throughout July 2012.

Such a waste – with bureaucracy (not Austerity or a lack of funds) getting in the way of preserving cultural heritage.

We’ll post the email addresses of who to complain to in the Greek  government shortly.

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