Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation
The International Symposium on Monument Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin opens today at the National Technical University of Athens. The closeness to the Acropolis and the impressive Parthenon, the most famous monument of the classic antiquity, convey a strong emotion to the participants host in conference really in Greece, the cradle of the classicism and the source of the ancient learning which pervaded the Occident. I thank the academic authorities of the Athens University for the appreciated support to develop our interdisciplinary program started almost 30 years ago with the establishment of the International Group IGCMM (Figs. 2.1 and 2.2).