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IN ATHENS

THE EXCAVATION BENEATH THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

The Acropolis Museum has opened to the public the excavation of an ancient Athenian neighborhood that spreads across 4,000 square meters.

The grand opening of the significant 'outdoor wing' was on June 20, coinciding with the Museum's 10th anniversary. Throughout the years, the Acropolis Museum has attracted more than 14,5 million visitors and has hosted hundreds of temporary exhibitions.

The excavation site is located under the museum building and was made accessible to the general public on June 21; allowing visitors to wander the streets of the ancient Athenian neighborhood - that was consecutively inhabited from the Classical period to Byzantine times - and come across a complex of impressive archaeological remains such as residences, tombs, bathhouses, and workshops. From June 21 onwards, museum visitors will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight regarding the daily activities and everyday life of ancient Athenians.

Gradually, the site will be extended with a display of the most significant and representative removable objects of the excavation, approximately 1.300 pieces, that will undoubtedly enhance the visitors' experience.

Guided tours, both in English and Greek, will be available on the weekends.

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