The Acropolis Museum in Athens
Mar 5, 2011
You would perhaps expect the Parthenon, towering over the city from the top of its cliff, to be the first thing you notice when you get up from the Athenian metro station called Acropolis. But it probably isn’t. I am willing to bet almost anything that your eyes will fall on the (New) Acropolis Museum instead. The background to why the new museum was built is complicated and cannot be discussed in detail here, but it is safe to say that the old museum had been insufficient for a long time. It is also quite obvious that the Greek authorities wanted to prove to the UK that they could provide a safe environment for the Elgin marbles, thus rendering that argument against repatriation invalid….
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