Gucci eye­ing Acrop­o­lis show

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The Cen­tral Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Coun­cil (KAS), which has over­sight over all of the coun­try’s an­cient sites, is to­day to dis­cuss a re­quest by in­ter­na­tional fash­ion house Gucci to hold a run­way show on the Acrop­o­lis this sum­mer.

The hear­ing is ex­pected to start at 1 p.m. and last for sev­eral hours, though it is un­likely that KAS will ap­prove the re­quest and go against the ex­pected rec­om­men­da­tion of the Ephor­ate of Athens An­tiq­ui­ties that the ap­pli­ca­tion be turned down.

The re­quest re­port­edly in­cludes per­mis­sion to hold the run­way show right in front of the Parthenon and to film and broad­cast those images.

KAS rarely ap­proves re­quests to film or hold events at the global her­itage site.

A few dozen school pupils gath­ered in front of the Par­lia­ment in Athens yes­ter­day to protest changes to the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem be­ing planned by the left­ist-led gov­ern­ment. One of the most con­tro­ver­sial changes is the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s plan to scrap re­sits for stu­dents who fail to pass univer­sity en­trance ex­ams.

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