New Archaeological Museum of Athens will showcase unseen monuments

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A new Archaeological Museum of Athens, titled ‘New Museum of the City of Athens‘ will be built in the centre of Athens.

With a total area of 14,362 square metres, the museum will exhibit finds from Athens, ‘that have never seen the light of day’.

Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni said at the museum’s architectural competition launch that, “Athens, with its millennia of history, is perhaps the only metropolis that does not have a museum dedicated to its history and archaeology”.

The new museum, which is adjacent to the historic Academy of Plato, will facilitate a space for Greece’s centuries-old history.

According to The Archaeologist, the new building will be bioclimatic preventing pollution to the environment and will prioritise accessibility for people with disabilities.

An architectural competition was also announced for the museum with over 160 offices showing interest from Greece, Europe and America.

The new museum is said to provide significant historical and cultural value, regenerating one of the most degrading areas of Athens.

The site of the new building was given by the Academy of Athens to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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