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  •   The lights at the Acropolis overlooking Athens went out briefly Thursday night. Sitting atop the UNESCO World Heritage site are the Parthenon and the Erechtheon, widely considered among the most important and revered cultural monuments in the Western world. A tweet about the power outage was posted just after 10 p.m. local time in […]

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    January 25, 2010

    The Acropolis Goes Modern

    Jan 25, 2010 by Kelsey Keith @ Flavorwire After inevitable delays — including the discovery of an ancient Athenian city under the building site — The New Acropolis Museum is open for business, packing in visitors to the historic but semi-rundown neighborhood of Makrygianni in Athens. The thoughtful design by former Columbia architecture dean Bernard […]

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  • By Suzanne Muchnic January 24, 2010 Reporting from Athens – For advocates of the repatriation of marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon in the early 19th century and long housed at the British Museum in London, the new Acropolis Museum is proof — at last — that Greece has a safe place to display the […]

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  • The Acropolis, a symbol of western civilization, will be the world’s oldest landmark to turn off the lights for Earth Hour and join the global movement against climate change. At 8:30PM local time the Parthenon, the centrepiece of the Acropolis, will turn black and join an hundreds of millions people from around the globe to […]

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  • The long-awaited museum where Greece hopes to one day display the Elgin Marbles alongside other ancient masterpieces from the Acropolis will be inaugurated this summer. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras said Friday the opening ceremony will be held on June 20. Initially, Greece had planned to open the New Acropolis Museum ahead of the 2004 Athens […]

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  • ATHENS, Greece — Three basic restoration programs on the Acropolis monuments are moving along on target and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, a senior official said yesterday. Haralambos Bouras, the president of the Conservation of Acropolis Monuments (YSMA), said that many attempts were made in 2005 to push ahead […]

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