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Ancient Site of Pnyx Attacked by Vandals

Ancient Athenians gathered on Pnyx Hill to host their popular assemblies, making this one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy. Photo by Wikipedia

Two individuals wearing masks over their faces are responsible for damage caused to the guardhouse on the ancient site of Pnyx Hill in Athens, according to the Hellenic Police.
The two men threatened the archaeological site’s security guard, forcing him to rush inside the guardhouse to protect himself. Later, they threw rocks at him and broke a window in the guardhouse.
According to state-run news service AMNA, the perpetrators of the attack shouted to the guard that if he turned people away again “we shall come back and then you’ll see.”

In a statement, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports strongly condemned the attack. The statement noted that the political leadership of the Ministry contacted police authorities and requested more effective guarding of the site.
The Hellenic Police is conducting an investigation on the incident.

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