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2011-08-05 06:45:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Northeast, one of the largest privately held data center and managed service providers in New England, announced today that Micronotes has chosen the Parthenon Cloud(TM) platform to power their business. Micronotes, a Cambridge, MA-based digital marketing firm servicing the financial sector, will leverage the power of Access Northeast's Parthenon Cloud(TM) to deliver critical IT services, including the support of production, testing,...

2010-10-21 08:00:00

ATHENS, Greece, October 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- After an impressive start of 134.000 citizens from around the world having singed the e-petition for the return of the Parthenon sculptures, initiatives and actions are now being intensified to inform the public and enhance participation. The aim of the campaign is to collect 1,000,000 signatures by December 31st, required to set the matter in the European Parliament and thus create international pressure for the return of the sculptures....

2009-06-19 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, considers the opening of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. The New Acropolis Museum will open in Athens on Saturday June 20, 2009. The building, designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, is located to the south of the Acropolis. It allows visitors to the archaeological sites in the heart of the ancient city to see the sculptures, inscriptions and other objects in close proximity to where they were found. Highlights...

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2008-11-01 13:00:00

The Acropolis for thousands of years has endured earthquakes, weathered storm and extreme temperatures, yet it still remains.  Now scientists are planning to install a system that will record just how much nature is affecting the 2,500-year-old site.  Their idea is that their findings will help identify areas that could be vulnerable, allowing them to target restoration and maintenance. The installation will include a network of fiber optic sensors and accelerographs, all...

2006-03-21 10:04:02

By Alkman Granitsas ATHENS (Reuters) - After years of delays, legal wrangles and cost overruns, Greece hopes to open its Acropolis Museum by the end of 2007, Culture Minister George Voulgarakis said on Tuesday. "It is our ambition that by 2007 the museum will be open to visitors," he told journalists after touring the half-finished building near the ancient hilltop temples of the Acropolis. Greece had hoped to open the museum before the 2004 Olympics to push its claim for the return...


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