Extensive restoration and preservation works are in progress on the archaeological sites of Delos island, with the Greek Ministry of Culture aiming to make the area an open archaeological museum.
The restoration project aims at the consolidation of all monuments into an exemplary open museum, where the monuments will be preserved to a landscape that is unspoiled since ancient times.
The reconstruction of the Stoa of Philip, one of the first monuments that the visitor encounters, is a priority. This is a difficult project since the third dimension is missing.
Meanwhile, the restoration of the Menodoros monument has been completed successfully, while the restoration of the emblematic Temple of Apollo of Delians and the impressive Palaestra of Granite will begin in the coming months.
According to the Ministry of Culture, the 2020 restoration works are scheduled to begin in the richest private house of Delos, the House of Dionysus, and the ancient theater.
Some of the restored spaces will act as museum outlets in the implementation of the idea of removing the boundaries between museum and space so that the two concepts will form a single open museum.
(Source: Athens – Macedonian News Agency)