Official request for Solidarity
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Hellenic Spirit and dear friends of the Hellenic Culture, dear friends of Hellas! Dear Hellenists!
Very recently during constructions on the railway network of Athens in the ancient agora, a magnificent treasure of Hellenic History was uncovered, a masterpiece of the Hellenic Culture, the sacred Altar of the 12 Gods. Now this treasure is in immediate danger because of the decision of the railway company to rebury it as quick as possible. The Altar and its very site were the center of Athens in antiquity, the holiest spot of Athens, where Hiketes (suppliants) would ask for mercy. As archaeologists say, it is as important as the golden-elephantine statue of the Goddess Athena!
This Altar is not only an archaeological remain. It is also Sacred, especially to us, the followers of the Hellenic Ancient Religion. If it is reburied, "it will not only set a precedent but also form a black mark against Greek society and the attitude it takes toward its ancient heritage" (Kathimerini newspaper, Feb 17, 2011). And it deprives those of us who honor the gods of the opportunity to visit this holy site.
Please help Thyrsos to spread the news to all civilized people from all over the world, and to save the cultural and spiritual treasure of our ancient heritage from being reburied or worse, even at the last minute. Also, please write to the agencies below and express your desire to see the Altar of the 12 Gods remain above ground and be properly studied and preserved and accessible to all.
Your help is not just for Greek citizens but for Hellenism itself!
Send your messages to the Railway company at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture in this email: email@example.com
For more information, contact Thyrsos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thyrsos thanks you very much in advance for you interest and support.
On this link you can see photos of the Protest Thyrsos arranged, held on the very spot of the Altarhttp://hellenesthyrsos.blogspot.com/http://www.thyrsos.gr/ekdilwseis110220.html
Information about the Altar and its location can be found here: http://www.agathe.gr/guide/#guideText
You can also check out the complete article by the Hellenic newspaper “Kathimerini”http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_17/02/2011_379147
May the Gods Shine upon you all!