May 31, 2007
More coverage of the move planned for the sculptures currently housed in the existing Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Acropolis sculptures to be moved to new museum
The Associated Press
Published: May 29, 2007
ATHENS, Greece: Three hundred marble sculptures that have survived on the Acropolis in Athens through 2,500 years of war, weather and looting, will soon be moved to a new museum, Greek officials said Tuesday.
The sculptures, weighing up to 2.5 tons each, were carved in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. to decorate the Parthenon and other temples. Most are currently exhibited in a small museum on the Acropolis.
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