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Acropolis Museum

ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΗΣ, Athens 117 42, Greece

(30) 21 0900 0900

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A stunning modern three-story glass building with transparent floors, the new Acropolis Museum—designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects—manages to both compete and compliment the Acropolis itself. The reflective facade catches the ancient monument, only 300 yards away. One of the most impressive details is the display of an archeological excavation on the site of the museum, which includes ruins from the 4th through 7th centuries A.D., made visible through the first floor. Another must see is the restoration of the famous Caryatids, the elegant female statues that have watched the world go by from the Acropolis for more than 2,000 years, which is on view through the end of the year.

Written by Gisela Williams

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