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Acropolis Museum > A new home for old artifacts October 15, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Archaeology Greece, Arts Museums.
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acropolis_moving_artifacts.jpg  A container with ancient artifacts inside is lowered from the Acropolis yesterday at the start of the process to transfer more than 4,000 antiquities from the Sacred Hill to the new Acropolis Museum some 400 meters away using three giant cranes.

The beginning of the historic operation was watched by hundreds of onlookers, including protesters who want the government to halt plans to knock down two listed buildings that are partially blocking the view of the Parthenon from the new Acropolis Museum, which is due to fully open to the public late next year.

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