Diazoma - Archeological study - Stavros Niarchos Foundation


Archeological study
For the funding of a study for the restoration of the ancient theater of Sparta. 

The Sparta Ancient theater dates back to the 2nd century B.C. Originally, this was one of the largest theaters in Greece, seating 16,000. The theater was dismantled and the blocks were carted off for reuse when the Franks built Mystra in the 13th century. The study will focus on the restoration of the monument, as well as the safety of its future visitors.

Diazoma was founded in 2008 for the purpose of conserving, protecting, showcasing and promoting the ancient theaters of Greece. In order to achieve its objectives, Diazoma relies on the support of civilians and on civil action, while also working closely with the Greek Ministry of Culture and other relevant state organizations.