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First Cemetery of Athens Amidst 67 Culture Sites At Risk

The First Cemetery of Athens, the oldest cemetery in the city and contains the graves of key Greek figures from the past two centuries is one of the overall 67 historical culture sites, is in need of immediate preservation due to neglect, said a World Monuments Fund member on Wednesday.
This year, there are 67 sites in 41 countries at risk. The non-profit New York-based World Monuments Fund helps support the preservation of “treasured places”, such as the Greek cemetery, the Preston Bus Station in Britain, which was once the world’s largest bus station, stone drawings in Peru and a New York box-shaped building.
“The sites on the 2012 list illustrate a need to balance heritage concerns and the social, economic, and environmental interests of communities around the world”, said World Monuments Fund President Bonnie Burnham.
“While these sites are historic, they are also very much of the present – integral parts of the lives of the people who come into contact with them every day. Indeed, the Watch reminds us of our collective role as stewards of the earth and of its human heritage”, added Mr. Burnham.
Several sites damaged by earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Haiti are also included in Fund’s list.
Since the Fund started the watch list in 1996, there has been 688 sites in 132 countries and territories listed.

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