Friday, June 9, 2017

Acropolis Museum and More

Monday, 22 May 2017

The new (2009) Acropolis Museum now holds most of the delicate and environmentally vulnerable statuary and marbles from the Acropolis.

When excavating the foundation for the museum, several levels of new ruins were exposed. So the museum is built on pillars above them.
The third floor contains the marbles removed from the Parthenon. It is a full-size representation of the Parthenon, but the friezes are displayed at eye level rather than along the top of the wall.
Walls of glass connect the actual Acropolis to the collection of artifacts in the museum.
On the walk back to our hotel, we walked by the Temple of Olympian Zeus and then through the National Gardens.

The remnants of the huge Temple of Olympian Zeus. The temple was considerably larger than the Parthenon, although much less of it still exists.
A fallen column at the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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