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Greek monuments threatened by austerity cuts
Athens forced to slash budget for cultural heritage to meet conditions placed by foreign lenders.
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 21:23

Modern Greece is facing its share of problems, but Greek history itself is under threat, according to some observers.

The threat to ancient monuments has intensifed because the state budget for cultural heritage has been slashed. There are fears that unprotected sites could be looted or ancient treasures left to crumble.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Athens.

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