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The new Acropolis Museum (29-9-2009)

The new Acropolis Museum open to the public, ,visitors can only enter the museum with an e-ticket - a ticket pre-purchased through the Museum's website or buying a ticket from the main entrance. The Museum website at www.theacropolismuseum.gr is operating since 15 June 2009.
From Wednesday 24 June 2009, visitors are able to gain  admission to  the   Museum   with the  purchase  of a ticket at the Museum, or the pre purchase of a ticket on the Museum website.
From 21 June 2009 to 31 December 2009 the cost of entry for all visitors is 1 euro.The Museum will open 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. daily, except for Mondays.
For the first time ever all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis will be seen together in one place. Works currently held in storage, in other Athenian museums and museums abroad will be brought together within the one museum close to their original location. Five collections -namely the finds from the slopes of the Acropolis, works from the archaic period, the classical Acropolis, the post-Parthenon and the roman period- comprise the Museum's exhibition program. A sixth major exhibit is the remains of the ancient Athenian city revealed by archaeological excavations on the site of the museum.
Visitors to the new Acropolis Museum will also be able to visit the archaeological remains of a neighborhood of ancient Athens in the lower ground level of the Museum. Excavations by archaeologists prior to the commencement of the Museum's construction revealed ancient roads, houses, bathhouses, stores and workshops. The site which was settled for over 4,000 years (3000 BC - 1200 AD) and the thousands of artifacts found in it add to our knowledge of the history of the area.
 

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