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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #221
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a museum at its finest. i hope that i can see it one of this days. i really want to see that parthenon room.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #222
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I have always fantasized myself walking on a sheet of glass above ruins of an ancient civilization.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #223
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Opening in 2009
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Mr. Liapis, Minister of Culture said the New Acropolis Museum will open next year, probably on March.

The minister of Culture said that the Opening Ceremony of the Museum will be accompanied by events across Europe before and after the opening.

Mr. Liapis expressed his hope that the British Museum will finaly understand that the stolen Parthenon Marbles must return to Athens.

He also answered that the Opening Ceremony of the New Acropolis Museum will be created
by avand garde choreograph Dimitris Papaioannou (creator
among others of the Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony (...)

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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:55 AM   #224
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #225
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very interesting photos!!!
and mine...

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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #226
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #227
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Great photo!
Maybe in larger resolution?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #228
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Nice museum!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #229
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2 informative and intresting videos from the interview of the President of New Acropolis museum Dr.Dimitris Patenmarlis to the publisher of Global Atlanta Phil Bolton.



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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #230
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very interesting videos, thanks ELLIN.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #231
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it became really greate museum.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #232
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Some new photos during the most important period of the construction of the Acropolis Museum, the setting of its antiquities...

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Old January 21st, 2009, 01:42 AM   #233
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Preparing the masterpieces of exhibition:

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Old January 21st, 2009, 02:52 PM   #234
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Ancients modernised at New Acropolis
The British will have to come up with a new excuse to hang on to the Parthenon frieze sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles. With the polished spaces of Athens' New Acropolis Museum about to open, there can be no suggestion Greece lacks an appropriate stage to show off the ancient marble reliefs.

Conceived 30 years ago, the museum was to have opened before the 2004 Olympic Games, but it is only now nearing completion. The 130 million euro ($325m) building at the foot of the Acropolis, the imposing rocky outcrop bearing the Parthenon temple, is finished. The reception space is open, but the upper galleries remain cordoned off, except to us.

At the top of the wide central staircase, you arrive in an expansive hall marrying ancient and modern: smooth marble floors and polished concrete pillars. Soft light filters through the glass wall, throwing a golden glow on to the statues.

The idea is to keep conditions as close to those of the original Acropolis as possible - sunlight and no glass showcases. If the sunshine becomes too intense, automatic blinds drop to protect the delicate antiquities.

It's clearly a work in progress. Some statues have not yet been hoisted on to their marble plinths. Others are still stacked in crates in the corners, taped with A4 sheets bearing photos and identification numbers for the artefacts inside.

The museum's beauty is its simplicity. There's nothing flashy, just gorgeously airy uncluttered spaces almost 10 times the size of its predecessor on the Acropolis.

The work of Swiss-French architect Bernard Tschumi, the plans were selected after no fewer than four design competitions.

Sited on third, fourth and seven-century ruins, the museum was controversial from its conception. Tschumi found a way around that by designing a glass floor over much of the site that both protected and exposed the archaeological dig below: a fantastic concept, but a nightmare in practical terms. The excavations took seven years, only to have to be filled in with truckloads of chip for protection during construction. They are being painstakingly uncovered again for the museum's opening.

There are other winning touches. The building's upper gallery, which houses the all- important marble relief, matches exactly the dimensions and orientation of the frieze's old home, the Parthenon. Visitors can also see the Parthenon itself through the glass gallery, and even reflected in the windows from the balcony.

Athens holds only about 40 per cent of the remaining marble sculptures, believed to depict the annual procession to the Acropolis to present a new garment to the goddess Athena. Most of the rest of the collection is housed in the British Museum, having been removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century.

The Greek government hopes the new museum will spur Britain to return the antiquities. In the meantime, the Elgin Marbles are represented by plaster casts, their shallow depth and starker white face distinguishing them from the marble originals.

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THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM WILL BE OPENED AT 20 OF JUNE 2009
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Old March 6th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #236
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perfect!!! i will go to athens 2 days after the museum is opened, so i will take some time to visit it
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Old March 7th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #237
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perfect!!! i will go to athens 2 days after the museum is opened, so i will take some time to visit it
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Acropolis treasuries on display for one euro



The ticket to see the 2,500-year-old sculptures from the Parthenon and other temples on the Acropolis hill will cost just €1 this year – the same price as a journey on the subsidised Athens metro. By comparison a ticket for Paris’s Louvre costs €9, or €14 ($19.56, £12.34) to include temporary exhibitions, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum charges $20 (€14.20, £12.60).

“A global recession isn’t the time for a big fireworks display, but we want everyone to be able to visit,” says Antonis Samaras, culture minister.

Yet in spite of the cuts, the gala opening still includes an official dinner at the museum for visiting heads of state and government, worldwide television coverage and a high-tech show in the sculpture galleries.



The government has not made public the extent of cost overruns on the €130m museum, an austere glass and concrete block designed by Bernard Tschumi, a Swiss architect, and Michalis Photiadis, his Greek associate. Its construction took almost 10 years as Byzantine-era ruins found on the site had to be excavated and the ground floor redesigned.

Mr Samaras said Greece would not make a request during the festivities for the Elgin marbles to be returned, although Costas Karamanlis, the prime minister, has said its completion would mark “the time for the marbles to come home”.

About 40 per cent of the 160m-long frieze from the Parthenon, removed in the early 19th century by Lord Elgin, a British diplomat, is on show in London’s British Museum. The museum says it was legally obtained.

Greece’s own section of the frieze is displayed in the new museum’s top-floor gallery, which replicates the dimensions and orientation of the Parthenon. “Our strategy [on the Parthenon sculptures] hasn’t changed,” Mr Samaras said. “The presence of thousands of visitors to the new museum will send its own message.”

In the past three years, both Heidelberg University and the Italian government have returned fragments of sculpture taken from the Acropolis temples.

Dimitris Pandermanlis, chairman of the state-controlled company responsible for building the museum, said it could cater for 10,000 visitors a day.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #239
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A few days left for the big opening...can't wait!

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Old June 7th, 2009, 07:05 AM   #240
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It's great !!!!!

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