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December 4, 2008

Comemorative coin featuring New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 12:50 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Greece is minting a limited edition ten Euro commemorative coin featuring an image of the New Acropolis Museum on one side & panel from the Parthenon frieze on the other side.



Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Greece)
2008 coinage

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum located in Athens, Greece, on the archeological site of Acropolis. It is considered one of the major archaeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world. Due to its limited size, the Greek Government decided in the late 1980s to build a new museum. The New Acropolis Museum is now being built at the base of the Acropolis. In June 2007 the old museum closed its doors so that its antiquities could be moved to their new home. The new museum is expected to open in early 2009.[41]
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