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Aristotle's School under Renovations

Aristotle's School under Renovations

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A student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle (384-322 BCE), is one of the most important figures in Western philosophy.
His school in Athens was located on the grounds of the Lyceum, which was a meeting place and public sports complex.

The ancient school was demolished by Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla in 86 BCE and rebuilt later. The site remained hidden until it was rediscovered during excavations in 1996for Athens' New Museum of Modern Art.

Greek archaeologists are preparing to restore the ancient school outside the walls of old Athens where Aristotle taught nearly 2,500 years ago. According to Athens News Agency (ANA), the site was discovered in downtown Athens 14 years ago. Greece is planning to open the school as part of an archaeological park and build an outdoor museum.



Earlier this year, the Greek Ministry of Culture has announced plans to transform Aristotle's 2,500-year-old school into an outdoor museum. The $5.9 million-dollar project is funded by a donation from the partially state-owned Greek betting company OPAP.
Greek Culture Minister Antonis Samaras announced that a translucent roof would be built over the ancient site.
"This is a big project," Athens archaeological service official Aris Koronakis said.
"The arc-shaped roof will cover the entire area which is 50-by-48 meters."

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