Item 39005 - PHOTO0000002394

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-CLT-39005




  • 1977 (Creation)

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1 black-and-white photo print.

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English transcription: The Acropolis is in peril. Deterioration is due to a variety of causes air pollution, dilatation of extraneous materials used during previous restoration work, problems of the stability of the monuments and the rock platform itself, wear and tear caused by tourists. A number of urgent measures are going to be taken and an international campaign to save the Acropolis was launched on 10 January 1977 with an appeal by Mr. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Director-General of UNESCO. The North-West side of the Parthenon.
French transcription: L'Acropole est en danger. Les causes de dégradation sont multiples: pollution atmosphérique, dilatation des matériaux étrangers utilisés lors de restauration antérieures, problèmes de stabilité des monuments et du socle rocheux lui-même, usure provoquées par les touristes. Des mesures d'urgence s'imposent et une campagne internationale pour la sauvegarde de l'Acropole a été ouverte le 10 janvier 1977 par un appel de M. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Directeur général de l'UNESCO. Face nord-ouest du Parthénon.
Description: Athenian Acropolis, tourists visiting the Parthenon.
Location: Athens

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UNESCO / Dominique Roger. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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  • French

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  • Latin

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