The Guardian

Daily lives of ancient Greeks revealed in Acropolis museum’s huge archaeological dig

Museum’s new exhibition space is an excavation site with villas, workshops and bathhouses
The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens. Many of the marbles are on display at the museum. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

The pride – and purpose – of the Acropolis Museum has always been the Parthenon gallery. With its 360-degree panoramic view from the top floor, the museum has always been on a mission: to let the world know that this is the most appropriate place to exhibit the marbles that once adorned the Periclean masterpiece.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Guardian

The Guardian15 min read
How Britain Can Help You Get Away With Stealing Millions: A Five-step Guide
Dirty money needs laundering if it’s to be of any use – and the UK is the best place in the world to do it. By Oliver Bullough
The Guardian3 min readPsychology
How Do You Make Your Soul Grow? Embrace Your Everyday Creativity – No Matter How Aimless | Charlotte Church
The idea that people are creative or not is rubbish. And the risk of not engaging in creative action is far higher than that of making a fool of yourself
The Guardian3 min readFashion & Beauty
Turban-tying Services Boom As Young Sikhs Embrace Heritage
Professionals say it is now rare for family members to be able to tie groom’s turban before wedding