A Glance at the New Acropolis Museum

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Greece's new Acropolis Museum opens to the public on Sunday. Here are some facts and figures about the museum.

Location: About 300-400 meters (yards) from the foot of the Acropolis hill in central Athens.

Structure: Three main levels, two intermediary levels. Constructed of reinforced concrete and steel, with glass panels.

Total area of glass panels: 1,202 square meters (12,940 square feet).

Total museum size: 23,000 square meters (250,000 square feet)

Exhibition area: 14,000 square meters (150,000 square feet).

Exhibits: About 4,000.

Opening times: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry 7:30 p.m.),

Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. Closed Mondays.

Entry price: euro1 ($1.40) until end 2009.


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