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by Archaeology Newsroom

A more humble sense of proportion needed in the plans for the Acropolis Museum

The author’s opinion on the plans for the building of a new Acropolis Museum, is that this museum ought not to be monumentally large. The collection of archaic statues could thus remain at the old Acropolis museum and another, neighbouring building site could be found for the Centre for Studies. The “actual museum of classical artefacts” should, in the author’s opinion be erected somewhere around the “Makrygiannis” square, this area being near the Acropolis but not dominating it nor standing opposite it like the Dionysus café or intruding on the archaeological site as is the case with the “Koili” position”. Public opinion, internationally, will not be impressed by a modern, “large-scale” monument competing in size with our ancient heritage, nor would the trespassing on the historic ground around the ancient site be tolerated.