Message - Re: building a new house on top of archeological ruins - more details

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on January 22, 2003 at 15:19:41:

In Reply to:  Re: building a new house on top of archeological ruins - more details posted by Christos Kavathas on January 21, 2003 at 17:27:44:

When a person builds a basement in Athens, Greece, how is the basement usually used? Is it usually finished as living space? Is it used for storage? Is it used for utilities and laundry facilities? What is your intended use of the basement space?

Christos Kavathas wrote, "The archeologists are generally receptive to the idea of leaving the ruins exposed so they can visit them in the future, but probably not to the idea of incorporating them in a living area. I.e. a glass enclosed wall may be possible, or a basement that can be visited but not lived in. In any case the proposal must make sense to them, otherwise they could suggest to cover the ruins to "protect" them."

Using glass to protect the ruins might be a solution that allows for future visitation and allows for present use of the area, although it would add some expense to the house. Would that be more or less expensive than convering the space with concrete?

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