A statue of Alexander the Great created over two decades ago will be placed in downtown Athens, Greece, after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) gave its approval.
Meanwhile, Delta Municipality mayor in Thessaloniki Mimis Fotopoulos came in contact with Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis, requesting that the statue is donated to his municipality since it has yet to be placed anywhere in Athens, over the last 21 years.
The statue was created in 1992 by sculptor and School of Fine Arts rector Yiannis Pappas. When it was finished, the statue was donated to the Municipality of Athens by the Greek Culture Ministry and to this day, it is still located in its creator’s yard.
Recently, 24 New Democracy members brought the issue to light and requested that a place is found for the statue, accusing Athens Municipality of neglect.
Kaminis asked the municipal services to propose two locations where the statue could be located and submitted the proposals to KAS. The two places suggested are Vasilissis Sofias Ave and Vasilissis Amalias Ave junction, and Asomaton Square in Thissio.
Unfortunately, Pappas passed away a few years ago, at the age of 92, so he will not be able to see his work presented in downtown Athens.
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