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This film describes the evolution of restoration work on the Athens Acropolis, between 2011 and 2013, through characteristic snapshots. More specifically, it presents the interventions made at the corners of the monument’s western entablature, the remoulding of the fluting on the northern colonnade and the transfer of a capital from one of the Parthenon columns to the Old Acropolis Museum. The work taking place on the southern wing of the Propylaea is also presented, as well as efforts to restore the marble surfaces of the Acropolis monuments, the project of studying and reconstructing the dispersed porous architectural fragments and, last but not least, the educational programmes undertaken. The film includes footage of the specialist work carried out, involving the use of original techniques and new technologies, as well as interviews with the people in charge and the technical staff at the various workshops. They give us an overview of the difficulties and goals of this intricate project, carried out by the Department of Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sport.