Acropolis Museum, Athens

This item appears on page 83 of the August 2009 issue.

The new, 3-story Acropolis Museum, 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, opened June 20. Hundreds of statues and artifacts from the old museum and around the Acropolis are displayed in one building for the first time.

The top floor holds the Athens fragments of the Parthenon Frieze, with white plaster copies in the spaces left for the rest of the fragments, the “Elgin Marbles,” currently and controversially in the British Museum in London.

Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (closed Monday). Entry, €1 till Dec. 31, 2009, and €5 thereafter. Main entrance is on Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street. Tickets at the door or at