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November 3, 2008

Visit Athens to see the New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 1:51 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Even before the New Acropolis Museum has properly opened, it has become one of the key reasons given for why people should visit Athens. As such, it provides an amazing public relations tool in Greece’s endeavours to retrieve the Elgin Marbles.

Austin American Statesman

Athens puts on chic face for its traditional sights and sounds
By Shelley Emling
Saturday, November 01, 2008

ATHENS, Greece – Not so long ago, many travelers dismissed Athens, with its scruffy streets, traffic pandemonium, and lackadaisical service, as mostly a jumping-off point for some really gorgeous Greek island.

But since the 2004 Olympics this capital city, bathed in millennia of history, has been rejuvenated for the new millennium.
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