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Heels, Food Banned From Ancient Greek Sites

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Officials in Greece are banning high heels, food and drinks from archaeological sites because of damage they cause. Among the monuments that have experienced wear-and-tear is the Odeon in Athens. Crews last year removed nearly 60 pounds of chewing gum from under the theater's marble seats.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Travelers to Greece will have to leave their stilettos behind come January when it comes to attending performances at historic monuments. New guidelines prohibiting high heels also ban food and drink. Among the monuments that have experienced wear and tear is the Odeon in Athens, a stone theater built in the year 161 A.D. Last year, maintenance crews found and removed nearly 60 pounds of chewing gum under the theater's marble seats.

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