In 2009 Athenians, Greeks and the world at large celebrated the opening of the New Acropolis Museum.
Despite its moniker and the fact, there was once a museum on the Acropolis, this one lies at its foot. The reason is simple: to properly show what has been recovered on and around the Acropolis, there was simply not enough space at the top.
In the light and open spaces of this modernist concrete, metal and glass building, with its great panoramic window facing the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, you can walk through time-ordered
collections of some of the world’s most beautiful, mysterious and graceful sculpture and art.
There’s even room for the Elgin marbles, should ever they be returned to sit amongst their brethren.
What you cannot do, unfortunately, is take any photographs, so the only things you can take away, are memories and trinkets from the shop.
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