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Parthenon Like It's 1961

In 1961, my wife Claudine could still walk freely inside the Parthenonthe world-famous temple on the Athenian Acropolis. Actually, we didn’t even have to pay an entrance fee. The government didn’t begin restoration efforts, at which point it limited tourist access, until 1975.

Up until then, there were no fences around most ruins — much to the delight of our daughter Cécile when we went back to Greece in 1970!

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