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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)...

Athens to Host International Conference on Underwater Heritage

An international conference on the management of underwater cultural and natural heritage sites entitled "Dive in Blue Growth" will be held at the amphitheatre of the Acropolis Museum in Athens on October 16-18. The conference, organised by the project BLUEMED...

Explore the Ancient Neighborhood of Athens Beneath the Acropolis Museum

A new round of presentations entitled "Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum" will start on Tuesday, July 10th at the Acropolis Museum. The visitors, guided by the Museum’s archaeologists, will have the opportunity to wander through the...

Greece Celebrates Canada Day at Acropolis Museum, Honoring Bilateral Ties

The long-standing friendship between Canada and Greece, within a shared value system, and the prospects of deeper collaboration between the two countries were highlighted at a special event hosted by the Canadian Embassy at the Acropolis Museum on July 1st,...

Ancient Neighborhood Under the Acropolis Museum Now Open to the Public

The remains of an ancient neighborhood visible under the feet of visitors approaching the entrance of the Acropolis Museum is now fully open to the public for the first time. The new ''walk-through'' exhibits of the neighborhood were inaugurated on...

New Evidence Debunks British Museum's Stance on Parthenon Marbles

On June 20, 2009 the New Acropolis Museum opened its doors to the public. It was strongly implied and believed at the time that the state-of-the-art modern glass and concrete building would help bring back the Parthenon Marbles from Britain. Greece...

Iconic Acropolis Museum Celebrates Ten Years Since its Opening

The new Acropolis Museum, which first opened its doors on June 20, 2009 is considered one of the greatest museums in the world. This is not only in terms of its exhibits, all from the nearby Acropolis, where western civilization was...

Ancient Athenian Neighborhood Opens to Public at Acropolis Museum

Athens' Acropolis Museum will celebrate its tenth anniversary with several events, including a photography show, a lecture on ancient sculpture colors, a concert by famous Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos and the opening of a walk-through excavation of an ancient...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites See Increase in Visitors, Revenue

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece have seen a large increase in the number of visitors and revenue during the first seven months of this year, according to ELSTAT figures released on Monday. The Hellenic Statistical Authority data show a...

Acropolis Museum Hosts Magnificent Artifacts from Beijing's Forbidden City (photos)

Rarely seen artifacts outside China are on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens in an exhibition celebrating Chinese culture and history. The exhibits, including personal items, furniture and works of art belonging to the Qianlong Emperor, the sixth emperor...