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Saving the Monuments of the Athenian Acropolis

Thischapterispurposelyentitled"saving"ratherthan"restoring" themonumentsoftheAthenianAcropolis(Fig.11.1)."Restoring," forexample,characterizedtheworkatWestminsterAbbeyinLondon,whichinvolvedreplacingdeterioratedstoneworkandmissing statuary."Saving"work,ontheotherhand,denotesaconservative approachwithaminimumofrepairwork.Theemphasisisoncleaningandinterventionintheprocessoffuturedecay,suchasthework

undertakenatWellsCathedralinEngland(Freund1987).Thecurrent multidisciplinaryworkoftheCommitteeforthePreservationofthe AcropolisMonumentsinAthensadoptsthesecondapproach.