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Tour Attractions

Acropolis Museum

The first Museum of Acropolis was completed in 1874 and underwent a moderate extension in the 1950s. However, subsequent excavations on the Acropolis hill brought many new artefacts to light, therefore, the museum’s capacity was significantly expanded. An additional motivation for the construction of a new museum was that in the past, when Greece made requests for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the United Kingdom where they had been carried away, it was suggested by some British officials that Greece had no suitable location where they could be displayed. The creation of a gallery for the exhibition of the Parthenon Marbles has been key to all recent proposals for the design of a new museum.