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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...

2007-02-16 18:49:24

ATHENS, Greece - Sections of an ancient Greek theater were discovered on Thursday during construction work in an Athens suburb, archaeologists said. Until now, only two such buildings were known in the ancient city where western theater originated more than 2,500 years ago. Fifteen rows of concentric stone seats have been located so far in the northwestern suburb of Menidi, according to Vivi Vassilopoulou, Greece's general director of antiquities. "Another section appears to lie under a...

2006-06-21 08:55:23

ATHENS (Reuters) - The United Nation's children's fund appealed to the public in Greece on Wednesday for help in tracking down a car-sized container filled with loose change that was stolen from a busy Athens square just after Christmas. There have been no developments in the case of the missing 500 kilogram (227 lbs) piggy bank which UNICEF estimates contained about 6,000 to 7,000 euros ($8,840) in donations. "It's not a lot of money we're talking about, but it has symbolic value,"...

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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