Acropolis Museum History

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New Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece, was built to house the archaeological remains of the ancient Acropolis site that were formerly housed in the original Acropolis museum that was first opened in 1876. The new Acropolis museum opened in June of 2009. The simple exterior of the 226,000 square foot museum was designed by Swiss American architect Bernard Tschumi, and was created to resemble the nearby Parthenon . The Acropolis museum holds more than nearly 3,000 ancient artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. The museum is located in the historical area of Mikriyianni, southeast of the rock of Acropolis, that the museum narrates the story of life upon also narrating about the prehistoric times

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