Stat­ues and es­tates

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With the ex­cep­tion of the statue of the for­mer Amer­i­can pres­i­dent Harry Tru­man in down­town Athens that has been top­pled, splashed with paint and fire­bombed, Greece has not wit­nessed, at least in re­cent years, any at­tempts to “erase” his­tory by means of van­dal­ism. On the con­trary, Greek au­thor­i­ties, fi­nally, seem to be tak­ing steps to make up for the ne­glect of a his­toric mon­u­ment so pro­found that it was tan­ta­mount to an act of sab­o­tage. Au­thor­i­ties are seek­ing to rec­tify the demise of the for­mal royal fam­ily’s sum­mer res­i­dence at Ta­toi, a com­plex of build­ings, gar­dens and wood­land north­west of Athens that had been left to fall to rust and ruin as a re­sult of po­lit­i­cal prej­u­dice. They are sal­vaging a part of his­tory.

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