The Association of Greek Archaeologists asked for the immediate opening of all archaeological sites and museums with the necessary health protection measures and free admission for their first month of operation.
A. Giallinas – The temple of Olympian Zeus with the Acropolis in the background.
In a statement issued on Monday, the association, in addition, joined its voice with that of “artists and those working in the culture sector”, asking the government to “immediately set out the required special health protocols in order for theaters and other areas of cultural expression to open with safety.”
“We are now entering the fourth month in which all cultural venues, among them the museums and the archaeological sites, are closed. The digital actions and the online activities developed are not enough to meet people’s need for experiential contact with culture, something that became more apparent during the period of the first quarantine” the statement said.
“Culture in all its aspects is a real need” the Association of Archaeologists said, according to state-run news agency amna.