New museum opens up beneath the Acropolis Museum in Greece

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A new museum beneath the Acropolis Museum opened to the public, attended by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

According to amna.gr, the “Museum beneath the Museum” offers visitors enhanced opportunities to understand and interpret the material remains and history of an entire neighborhood of Ancient Athens, discovered during excavations for the construction of the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis Metro Station.

Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed joy and pride in those who contributed to the creation and establishment of the Acropolis Museum as an internationally renowned cultural organization.

It is recognized globally as one of the top and most popular museums, earning full recognition from experts and admiration from hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.

Photo: Amna

Mendoni also addressed the campaign for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures: “With the establishment, construction and the operation of the Acropolis Museum,” she said, “our country has refuted the sole – in the past – true and strong argument of the British that Greece lacked suitable and worthy hosting infrastructure. It is now widely, almost universally and internationally accepted that Greece supports its argument for the reunification of the Sculptures with tangible evidence of its strong will and practical capability to protect, preserve, enhance and manage them with sound scientific and technical methods”.

She continued “For decades, we have been implementing an exemplary and model project of conservation, restoration and re-erection of all the monuments of the Acropolis, including Parthenon. For the past 15 years it has been absolutely clear that the argument of the British Museum not only does not hold but has been completely reversed following the revelations of recent years.”

Source: amna.gr

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