For one more time, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni came under fire on Tuesday, after revelations that she plan to have a plaque on the Acropolis with her name along with the name the sponsor who paid for the cement paths and the eleveator for people with disabilities.
Worth noting: neither Pericles who coordinated the construction of the site’s most important monument, the Parthenon, has a plaque with his name, nor sculptor Phidias nor Ictinus and Callicrates, the famous architects, who were responsible for the construction.
The revelations became public after the contract of the deal with the sponsor was submitted to the Parliament and excerpts of the controversial passage leaked to the press.
1) Σύμβαση δωρεάς που προβλέπει την τοποθέτηση στην Ακρόπολη 3 επιγραφών ότι τα έργα έγιναν «επί υπουργίας Λίνας Μενδώνη»
2) Αποκάλυψη της σύμβασης (φωτό)
3) Η #Μενδωνη αποσύρει άρον-άρον το όνομά της – πανικός στο Πολιτισμού
4) Ανακοίνωση του υπουργείου για fake news pic.twitter.com/BGkPpuIFfG
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SYRIZA issued a sharp statement and soon a statement by the Culture Ministry followed that accused the main opposition party of “fake news” aiming to target the Minister’s character.
The plaque will be 70×40 cm and will be raised somewhere near the elevators for people with disabilities.
As expected Greeks on social media were inspired by Lina Mendoni’s megalomania and turned their inspiration into creativity.
— Τζερμποα (@kagouriki) April 6, 2021
— Θείος Ραδιούργος (@radiourgos_dog) April 6, 2021
— Χαρά Στεφανόπουλου (@MNH09bUYjDfoc92) April 6, 2021
— ʍքǟȶɦǟֆ 💊 (@GiannisMpathas) April 6, 2021
Of course, when you visit the Acropolis you will not see the name of the Culture Minister in Las-Vegas style. Instead, you will admire the cementification of the Acropolis that took place in the glorious times of Lina Mendoni allegedly for the sake of people with disabilities.
PS Don’t criticize the holes in the fresh cement. Holes on streets and sidewalks is the trade mark in the country. On the other hand, you could fund the fixing of the holes and win also a plaque to the eternal Acropolis as sponsor.