The establishment of the Museum of Mining and Metallurgy of Lavrio and the restoration of the archaeological site of Lavrio, which includes the ancient theater of Thoriko and the vaulted tombs of the Mycenaean period, have been launched in the context of synergism between the Ministry of Culture and Attica Prefecture, as stated in the announcement made by the Prefecture.  The preservation of monuments at risk but also the wider advancement of the archaeological site and its connection to the rest cultural sites of Lavrio were issues of concern to the Alternate Minister of Culture, Mr. Nikos Xydakis, and the Prefect of Attica, Ms. Rena Dourou, during their yesterday’s visit to the site and the meeting held at the Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park, where they discussed the issue of the Museum of Mining and Metallurgy. As pointed out by the Prefect of Attica, the effective synergism (repatriation of Hermes head) continues with the establishment of the Museum of Mining and Metallurgy of Lavrio through a programme contract funded by the Prefecture of Attica in cooperation with the National Technical University of Athens and the Ministry of Culture.

AVGI, 23/06/2015