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Protection, conservation and restoration of the Great Theater of Nicopolis (Phase 2)

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Nicopolis' theater is one of the biggest and most known ancient theaters in Greece and in the same time is one of the few clearly roman theater. Recent excavations help to reveal it in significant degree. These works took place during 2007 – 2013, executed by Scientific Committee of Nicopolis, part of Department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture and included in a project named "Protection, Conservation and restoration of the Great Theater of Nicopolis (A; Phase)"

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During this project have been done  excavations so as to get known the condition of preservation of the monument and big dangerous masonry blocks were transferred in new places. In the same time a number of supporting studies elaborated, a route around the monument and new detailed signs had been constructed telling the history of theater. One of these signs was written in Braille, appropriate visually disabled people. The theater and its surrounding place were enclosed with fence, so as to be protected. A guidebook about the Theater is downloadable at the following link

http://www.academia.edu/25775114/The_Theater_of_Nicopolis_Monuments_of_Nicopolis_11_

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In accordance to these, a new project with the same name, "Protection, Conservation and restoration of the Great Theater of Nicopolis (B Phase)" is held out in nowadays. 

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This joined to the Operational Program "Epirus 2014-2020", with budget 2.800.000,00€ and it is part of the great project "Cultural route in Epirus' ancient theater". The project of Theater of Nicopolis includes four sub-projects, two of them (1,4) are implemented by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Preveza and the other two (2,3) held out by Restoration Department of the Greek Ministry of Culture.

1. Integration of excavations, architectural and topographical drawing, restoration of the scene and part of the east paraskenia.

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2. Temporarily retention in scene's building.

3.-4. Fastening, conservation and retreat of the retaining walls of theater.

All the supporting studies of the A Phase of the project were approved by the Central Archaeological Committee: "Study for total enhancement of Nicopolis' Theater (A Phase)" made by S.C.of Nicopolis, "Study for Nicopolis roman theater's restoration", granted to Greek Ministry of Culture by the "DIAZOMA" organization.

In the end of the project the theater could be easily visited by people. ​​

Please follow the link https://actianicopolisarchaeopark.gr/​ and visit the new website 

Year:

03/03/2017 - 31/05/2020

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Personnel:

​Supervisors

E. Pavlidis, Archaeologist, Headmaster

P. Krokidas, Civil Engineer

A. Tranoulidis, Architect

L. Leontaris, Architect

E. Kleidas, Conservator 

A. Giovanopoulou, Archaeologist 

D. Isaakidou, Archaeologist

Scientific Staff​

S. Oikonomou, Archaeologist​

E. Sarri, Architect

Th. Lamprou, Topographer

A. Konstantaki (-2019)

S. Tompra, Archaeologist (-2019)

A. Pataridou, Economist (-2019)

G. Papakitsos, ​civil and structural engineer 

G. Tsiopou, conservator 

Ε. Soufla, conservator

Th. Apostolou, conservator

Workers 

E. Anastasiou (-2020)​

G. Vontitsos (-2020)

 A. Voulistiotis (-2019)

E. Giannakis (-2019)

Ch. Giannokostas

E. Gourlias (-2020)

A. Dodos (-2019)

D. Kitsis (-2019)

S. Kompogiannis (-2019)

D. Kotzamoratoglou

V. Kourtidis

V. Kottis (-2019)

D. Kitsis (-2019)

G. Lampros (-2019)

G. Liolios (-2019)

V. Limperiou (-2019)

K. Makis (-2020)

​D. Ntellis

T. Panousis

N. Panos (-2019)

L. Papadiotis

V. Papadopoulos

D. Papakostas (-2019)

N. Pachoulas

G. Perdikis (-2019)

I. Rentzos

P. Roukou (-2019)

S. Spirou (-2019)

A. Stamoulis

L. Tolis

K. Tsantoulas (-2019)

M. Farmaki

K. Fotos ​​(-2019)

Bibliography:

  • K. L. Zachos - E. A. Pavlidis - A. Tranoulidis , The Theater of Nicopolis, Athens, 2015, 85

Subject:

, Excavations

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