Greek Institute of Byzantine Studies Affected by Venice Flooding

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The massive flooding that has been causing a range of serious issues in Venice, Italy since Tuesday has affected the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies, it was made public on Wednesday afternoon.

The exquisitely beautiful Italian city is suffering from the second-worst flooding in its history after the great destruction of 1966, and the widespread damage has unfortunately reached the premises of the library of the Greek Institute in the city.

Christos Arampatzis, the chief of the supervisory committee of the Institute, said that the only place with any damage is the library belonging to the Institute.

The members of the Institute had already taken precautionary measures but the extent of the flooding was much larger than expected, resulting in the unfortunate damage.

There is no exact information at this time concerning the exact extent of the damage to the library, but fortunately the extraordinarily high waters did not affect other areas within the institute.

The entire city of Venice is now in a state of emergency, damage worth hundreds of millions of euros have been reported and experts are worried about potential irreparable damage to the city’s countless historic sites.