Greece: Cultural Heritage Management

  • Elena Korka
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_1152-2

Introduction

Greece is a country with very rich cultural heritage. From the prehistoric ages down to the present, Greek civilization has created monuments and artworks, which are outstanding landmarks and exceptional points of reference in human history. Greek art and architecture have inspired and highly influenced the Western world throughout the ages. The protection and preservation of this heritage has always been a priority for the Greek state since its independence in 1830. The legal framework for cultural issues offers guidelines for the protection and management of antiquities and cultural heritage in general.

Definition

The most recent legal framework is established in 2002 with Law 3028 (http://www.culture.gr/DocLib/g_1950.pdf), which protects monuments or cultural goods dating from prehistoric times until 1830. Certain categories, however, from more recent periods are also included, if they are important or have a specific cultural or historical significance. The management...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage’Greek Ministry of Culture and SportsAthensGreece

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thanik Lertcharnrit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologySilpakorn UniversityBangkokThailand