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by Archaeology Newsroom

Reconstruction work on the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes

The restoration and reconstruction works on the Acropolis of Lindos are mainly carried out in the temple of the Lydian Athena, the Hellenistic stoa and the terrace of the stoa and the propylaea.

In 1936 the monuments of the Acropolis of Lindos were studied and restored by the Italians. However, these reconstruction works proved to be catastrophic for the temple of the Athena, because the “new” material of that time, reinforced concrete, destroyed not only the stones on which it was applied but also all those with which it came into contact.We have already experienced this from other relevant monuments such as the Acropolis of Athens where reinforced concrete has been used.

In 1985 the Greek Archaeological Service included the Acropolis of Lindos in the programme of reconstruction, a project which is still in progress.