Ongoing Catalogue of the Listed Archaeological Sites and Monuments of Greece

The Ongoing Catalogue of the Listed Archaeological Sites and Monuments of Greece is compiled and published since 1993 by the Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Part of the greater project for the creation of an all-inclusive National Inventory of Monuments, it is a codification of all the official acts by which archaeological sites and monuments of the country have been designated and listed as such in the Government Gazette since 1921. Only immoveable monuments, archaeological sites and historic places that required a specific legal act of designation, demarcation and protection are included, as the Greek Law (3028/2002 “On the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage in general”) places all monuments and sites dating before 1830 under the protective auspices of the State automatically and without further legislative procedures. From its original printed form (more than 120 volumes), the Ongoing Catalogue has now developed into a modern digital database updated regularly and accessible over the Internet at http://listedmonuments.culture.gr. The database holds more than 10.000 entries related to over 18.000 sites and monuments designated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Visitors of the Ongoing Catalogue’s web site can search (in Greek) specific acts of designation, monuments or sites by name, geographical location, and state of ownership or administrative authority. Free keyword search is also available. All content is intended merely for informational purposes; only the original statutes published in the corresponding Issues of the Government Gazette have legal value.

Comments concerning the Ongoing Catalogue can be sent to listedmon.deam@culture.gr.

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