I greatly appreciate all of the responses received and the opportunity that the JEMAHS's Forum allows to offer my rejoinder. Following, I will summarize a few points from each of the contributions and offer examples and suggestions in consideration of their concerns.

Gill examines the fluctuation of visitation numbers and ticket sales at museums and archaeological sites in Greece going back to 2005. The information, gathered from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, conveys the great interest in and importance of Greece's ancient heritage. This has immense economic ramifications on the tourism industry beyond our limited consideration of just archaeology. He notes that there have been slight declines in visitation due to the economic crisis, mostly caused by the political situation and protests. Additionally, the effort to decrease operating costs, resulting in limited operating hours, will likely impact revenue when the final 2012 figures are published.

Beyond its brief mention in...

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