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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In Search Of...Acharnes

Archeologists have just unearthed one of the many "lost" ancient Greek ampitheatres--at what then to be the "Acharnes" district of Athens. (As in Aristophanes' "Acharnians," of course.)

So far they've "discovered 13 rows of limestone seats which formed part of an open air theater" and "the steps were buried half to two meters (yards) underground. The orchestra and stage are under a city street and other parts are under nearby building lots."

I hear a board of directors has already assembled to fundraise for a new lobby and an adjoining parking garage. And that limestone will just have to go.

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