The snowcapped peak of Mt. Taygetos in the distance with the Parrhasian Heritage Park in the foreground
The snowcapped peak of Mt. Taygetos in the distance with the Parrhasian Heritage Park in the foreground
An example of vernacular architecture from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
An example of vernacular architecture from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
Another example of vernacular architecture from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
Another example of vernacular architecture from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
An example of the rugged terrain from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
An example of the rugged terrain from the Parrhasian Heritage Park
Orthogonal town planning in the Ancient Greek city of Trapezous
Orthogonal town planning in the Ancient Greek city of Trapezous
Southern Peak of Mt. Lykaion
Southern Peak of Mt. Lykaion
A view from the sacred precinct and the Ash Altar of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion
A view from the sacred precinct and the Ash Altar of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion

The Parrhasian Heritage Foundation

The Parrhasian Heritage Foundation exists to support the ongoing excavation, preservation and documentation of projects at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion as well as associated regional research. It also provides support for the creation of the Parrhasian Heritage Park, which will unify and protect a large area (ca. 550 square kilometers) in Western Arcadia, Northern Messenia and Eastern Elis.

In addition, it will provide opportunities for students and scholars from the United States, Greece and other parts of the world to conduct research at Mt. Lykaion and in the neighboring areas.

Additional goals include the promotion of publications and conferences relating to the work of the project and the research center, the creation of a research center as a permanent and comfortable place to work, study and live in Megalopolis that could be used the whole year for the above objectives and which could also serve as a place where students from around the world could be taught the latest techniques and methods for Heritage management.

Finally, the Parrhasian Heritage Foundation also encourages and assists Local Community efforts aiming at providing active and sustained support to the projects and the objectives of the Foundation.

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