The Acropolis Museum is one of the best museums in Athens and Greece. You will admire findings from the ancient Acropolis archaeological site.
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|Address||Dionysiou Areopagitou 15 (The museum is next to the 'Acropoli' metro stop)|
The Acropolis Museum in Athens is definitely worth a visit, especially since it reopened in 2009. In this museum you will find finds from the ancient Acropolis site. This museum can be found a short distance from the Acropolis. The museum was designed by the American architect Bernand Tschumi and Greek architect Michalis Photiadis.
This museum contains about 400 artifacts from the Acropolis area. These are mainly statues and parts of the architecture of the Acropolis. The objects are displayed over an area of 14500 square meters. On the first floor you will mainly find statues from the time before the construction of the Parthenon. The highlight of the museum can be found on the top floor. Here you see Parthenon sculptures. On this floor there is glass all around, which ensures a beautiful view. From here you can also see the Acropolis.
Some of the sculptures can still be seen in their original place in the Parthenon on the Acropolis. In addition, many sculptures and parts of the architecture have been lost or destroyed.
Unfortunately, you will not find all the statues and sculptures of the Parthenon in this museum. Many of these statues are on display in the British Museum in London. These were taken by the British during a period of occupation and are still kept in Britain. Greece has been trying to get these sculptures back for years so that everything can be exhibited together.
Structures from the 4th century BC to the 7th century BC can be found under the building. You can see this from the ground floor by looking down. These remains have been preserved. In the museum you will also find sculptures from the post-Parthenon period. These are, for example, sculptures from the Nike Temple and the Propylaea. You will also find five of the original caryatids that originally stood in the Erechtheion.