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Heritage: Ancient theatre of Thasos restored with local marble
The ancient theatre of Thasos is being restored using the island’s signature marble, healing the wounds of time and natural causes that have destroyed a large part of this important monument.

Ancient theatre of Thasos restored with local marble
The theatre was built in the 5th century BC inside a natural cavity 
above the island’s port [Credit: Flickr]

Thassian marble, considered in antiquity to be one of the purest marbles, is being used in the restoration which aims to reproduce the theatre's original appearance.

To this end, sections of the koilon (the auditorium), the parodoi (the side entrances between the skene and the audience) and the skene are being redressed in the famous marble.

The restoration is being financed by a private quarrying company.

Source: ANA-MPA [June 20, 2015]