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Acropolis Reopens in Athens after Severe Weather Warning

April 19, 2019

ATHENS (AP) — Authorities in Greece have reopened the ancient Acropolis to visitors after a temporary weather-related closure the day after a lightning strike injured four people.

The Culture Ministry said the severe weather that had been forecast for Athens earlier Thursday failed to materialize so the Acropolis was reopened.

On Wednesday, two visitors and two guards were slightly injured in the lightning strike at the country’s most famous ancient site.

The Culture Ministry said the citadel’s lightning conductor, which is set apart from the 2,500-year-old marble buildings, was hit.

The impact shattered glass windows nearby. The guards and the two female visitors were taken to a hospital with cuts.

The monuments suffered no damage.

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