Greece’s ancient Greek symbols are ancient and need to be preserved
Ancient Greek symbols that were carved into the walls of Greece’s oldest buildings are facing an uncertain future after the country’s government passed legislation that would restrict their use.
The move, approved by the Greek parliament on Tuesday, has the potential to further erode the cultural and artistic heritage of ancient Greece, where images of gods, goddesses and heroes are prized.
The legislation, approved after an outcry from Greek lawmakers and tourists, would bar the use of the Greek “ancient” symbol, the Greek cross, and other Greek symbols on government buildings and monuments, including those in Greece’s parliament.
The measures were hailed by the government as a way to protect the heritage of the ancient Greek people and the country from the ravages of time.
But experts and historians said the legislation could have unforeseen effects that could limit the use and enjoyment of ancient Greek art.
They said it would effectively erase the symbols and their meanings, especially the cross.
The cross has become a symbol of Greek identity and power for generations, especially among conservative Greeks who see it as the symbol of the nation’s past and an emblem of Greece.
The Cross was a symbol used by the ancient Greeks of the Ionian peninsula to symbolize the unity of the gods and of the living gods, according to the Hellenic Association of Cultural Heritage.
But the cross also has a strong link to nationalism and the idea of a country of Greece, which is part of a larger Greek identity, and to Christianity, which was a major influence on the ancient world, said Michael Raimondi, an associate professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
The proposal also means that the symbols that are considered symbols of the past would have to be used by people who want to make the case that they are representative of the modern times and are not the symbols of a particular time period.
This is a very worrying development for the preservation of ancient symbols, said Raimondsi.
He said it is important that the Greek government understands that this is an issue of cultural identity and it should be done in a way that protects the heritage and the integrity of the heritage.
But he said that, in the meantime, it could be difficult for the government to prevent these symbols from being used by those who are not Greek.
This could lead to the loss of cultural heritage in a short period of time, he said.
This article first appeared on The Wall Street Journal.