Burden of heritage

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A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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An employee walks at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

An employee walks at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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Visitor look at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

Visitor look at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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A visitor walks at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

A visitor walks at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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An employee sits at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

An employee sits at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

A visitor looks at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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Visitors look at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

Visitors look at antiques at the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

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Visitors sit outside the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

Visitors sit outside the National Archeological museum in Athens. Faced with massive public debt as it moves into a fifth year of recession, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden. AFP Photo/Aris Messinis

UPDATED ON APR 04, 2012 01:11 PM IST
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