brilliance completed the inauguration of the new
Acropolis Museum, with the minister of Culture mr.
Antonis Samaras to welcome the guests to a familiar, as
he said, environment.
to the Marbles in the British Museum Mr. Samaras said:
«We can work sincerely with the British Museum. We can
overcome the gap that will occur to the British Museum,
borrowing from Greece using interchangeable exhibitions
great samples of ancient Greek art».
museum surprises, caused the excitement of the first
visitors of the museum.
In a case
of the floor of the first hall - where are kept findings
from the slopes of the Acropolis - and already existed a
set of broken pottery from a house foundation ceremony
of the 3rd century BC., placed also a vase, a kantharos
(glass of wine). Then with the words «the Athenian
Goddess of the city lives here. Do not get inside
anything evil», was the signal for the start of the tour
which included some of the most important points from
4000 exhibits that are hosted in the museum.
The tour of the guests organized by the archaeologists
Mr. Pantermalis, and Mr.Mantis.
The tour included stops at the following points:
- Ramp (the Holy slopes)
- Sanctuary of Asclepius
- Relief of Telemachus
- Findings from the Asclepieion
- The pediment of Hekatompedon (the earliest Parthenon).
- The Archaics (Moschophoros - Peplophoros, the
Antenor's kore, pais of Critias)
- The parapet of Athena Nike and
- The hall of Parthenon
At the end of the walk and in front of the position of
the eastern frieze, was placed the mold form of the
original head of Iris, which was kept in the old
Acropolis Museum. Almost enchanted by the excellent
atmosphere of the internal part of the museum and the
surrounding area, the guests arrived in the terraces of
the 3rd floor to watch the «reliving» of statues, from
the videos that had been edited.
A unique audio-visual spectacle awaits visitors of the
new museum on the Acropolis during the four days
inauguration, as each night via video projected on the
walls of the nearby buildings the images of exhibits
with the help of the technology «are getting alive». The
spectacle which attracted the visitors and bystanders,
the first day of the inauguration, will appear every
night and the next three days, under the sacred rock of
Even before its inauguration, the 130-million-euro
museum is proving a big hit with Greeks and foreigners
alike, as some 9,000 tickets have already been booked