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Acropolis Museum Has Gone Entirely Digital

The Acropolis Museum launched a new website on Monday that brings the museum's collection to life through digital exhibitions and an extensive virtual catalogue of its ancient artifacts. The new website includes not just information about the museum's history, future...

A Summer Day in Athens in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The summer of 2020 is unlike any other summer in the whole world in many, many years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, and seemingly nothing is as it was before. And Athens, like every major city across the...

Greece Urges Britain Again to Return Parthenon Sculptures

The Greek government has once again called on Britain to return the Parthenon Sculptures as the Acropolis Museum marks its 11th anniversary, The Guardian reports. Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni told newspaper Ta Nea that Greek authorities will never give...

Athens' Acropolis Museum Prepares to Celebrate Eleventh Birthday

By Paula Tsoni The new Acropolis Museum in Athens celebrates 11 years of operation on Saturday, June 20, with reduced entry for everyone at 5 euros ($5.6) to all exhibition areas for that day only. The immense museum, which reopened for...

President Xi Declares China's Support for Reunification of Parthenon Sculptures

During the third -- and last -- day of his official visit to Greece, Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China visited the Acropolis Museum in Athens. There, at this state-of-the-art museum, in front of the caryatids,...

The Story Behind Queen Elizabeth’s Response to Philhellene’s Plea for Return of Parthenon Sculptures

In August 2019, an Australian campaigner wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace, asking for Queen Elizabeth's intervention so that the Parthenon Sculptures could one day return to their home in Athens. Mary Drost, who has been awarded the Medal (OAM)...