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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-06-18

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  • [01] Acropolis Museum to mark 4th anniversary with gallery talks, extended hours

  • [01] Acropolis Museum to mark 4th anniversary with gallery talks, extended hours

    The new Acropolis Museum on Thursday celebrates its 4th anniversary with a series of special lectures on the "untold stories" of the Parthenon frieze segments, cut-price admission of just 3 euros for visitors and extended opening hours from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.

    In a series of gallery talks offered by museum archaeologists, visitors will have the opportunity to learn the stories of the surviving blocks of the frieze in the last 300 years, with the aid of 3D presentations on four special screens installed in the Parthenon Gallery.

    The talks will explain the significance of the various drill holes in the scene depicting a rider with an unruly horse on the western frieze, how stone III of the southern frieze was removed by the crew hired by Lord Elgin in 1803, the stages for carving stone II on the northern frieze and other details concerning the monument.font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:#0F1419;

    Participation in the talks is limited to 20 visitors per session on a first-come first-served basis. For registration details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance. Gallery talks in Greek will be held once an hour, on the hour, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Gallery talks in English will be held at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and one in French will be held at 12:30 p.m.

    mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family: "Courier New";color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US; At 9:00 p.m., the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a musical concert in the Museum's entrance courtyard with famous melodies of the world band repertoire. In addition, the Museum will commence the exclusive production of copies of two exhibits, the head of Poseidon and the head of Artemis from the east frieze of the Parthenon, available in the Museum Shops.

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