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In pictures: New Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis Museum

The new museum is part of the Greeks' fight to reunite the Parthenon sculptures. But critics say it looks like a factory.

Antiquities still in boxes in the museum

The glass-walled centrepiece gallery has been constructed to mimic the dimensions of the Parthenon temple.

A pediment sculpture at the museum

The museum's central core is surrounded by the same number of pillars as the Parthenon had columns.

Parthenon frieze displayed in the new museum

The Parthenon frieze - original and reconstructed sections - is displayed in its original layout.

Ruins beneath the museum

The museum is built above ruins of the post-classical period, which can be seen through the floor.

The rear of a threatened art deco building

One of the buildings threatened by the museum project is a rare example of 1930s Greek art deco architecture.

Art deco details

Greece's equivalent of the National Trust, Elliniki Etairea, has been campaigning to protect the threatened art deco building.


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