Preview the new Acropolis Museum at Athens International Airport

The new Acropolis Museum in Athens isn’t expected to open to the public until the end of 2008, but anyone passing through Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” can now get a sneak preview of the project.

A new exhibition, accessible 24-hours in the public area of the airport, opened earlier this week and includes photos, a video about the construction of the new museum building and the transport of the Caryatids of the Erectheion, a cast copy of a section of the west frieze of the Parthenon (C. 440 BC.), and several other intriguing items.

The temporary exhibition is adjacent to a permanent installation that features treasures discovered when the airport was being built.


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