• Short Summary

    Plans to build a major highway between Athens and Eleusis, a distance of 19 kilometers (12 miles) over a route known as the Sacred Path, have created a row between the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Culture.

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    GV Street scene of "Sacred Path" road. Construction in progress (3 shots)
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    GVs Excavation site alongside road, searchers with artifacts (6 shots)
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    Initials ASG/BB





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    Background: Plans to build a major highway between Athens and Eleusis, a distance of 19 kilometers (12 miles) over a route known as the Sacred Path, have created a row between the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Culture. The Culture department wants the route, rich in archaeological finds, to be excavated before construction work on the road starts. The Communications office wants work to progress as quickly as possible to ease congestion. At issue is a plan to demolish a short stretch of existing road, built a few years ago, and replace it with a four-lane highway with two connecting rings in an area archaeologists say is rich in potential antique finds. Experts reckon the site includes burial grounds dating from the sixth century B.C., which may also yield sepulchral art. The Association of Greek Archaeologists has called for a halt to construction, and has demanded that the road designated a protected site. Government officials say the first stage of the project, stretching from the Kerameikos Cemetery excavation site to Kifissias Street, would take five years, in which time historians could excavate for finds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADR7KGFBVGG01M2YKO6FVDYG3K
    Media URN:
    VLVADR7KGFBVGG01M2YKO6FVDYG3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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