The European Heritage Days 2017 at Delphi
Celbrating The European Heritage Days 2017 at Delphi
September 22 to 24
Greece is celebrating the 2017 European Cultural Heritage Days under the theme: Cities / Pol(e)is.
All cities, old or new, big or small, famous or forgotten ones, narrate a story of transformation through time and space. This year, more than 100 events will take place all over Greece including talks, thematic/interpretation tours, educational programs, performances, and even city scapes.
On 23rd and 24th of September entrance to museums and archaeological sites all over Greece will be free of charge.
At Delphi, the local Ephorate of Antiquities is organizing an exposition titled «The city of Delphi, small findings of an unknown life» at the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
Delphi was for more than 13 centuries centered around its sanctuary, dedicated to the god that looked after its construction: Apollo. Delphi however was more than a sanctuary, as it was a settlement that thrived around Apollo’s and Athena’s Pronaias’ sanctuaries.
Small findings, remains of older excavations that have never been shown before and are an excellent example regarding the social and economical status of the city, will be exposed to the public from the 22nd to the 24th Sept. 2017.
European Heritage Days (EHD) is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission involving all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto, Europe: a common heritage. The annual programme offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public.
The Council of Europe (CoE) is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy, rule of law in Europe and promote European culture. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states and covers approximately 820 million people.