- Acropolis Museum to Open in September:
The new Acropolis museum in Athens will open in September, the Greek culture minister announced on Wednesday. “In one month, we are to finish moving all the pieces from the old museum,” the minister, Michalis Liapis, said during a visit to the site, Agence France-Presse reported. The new museum, above, designed by the Franco-Swiss architect Bernary Tschumi, is a three-level, 270,000-square-foot structure, including a room on the top floor with an area reserved for the Elgin Marbles, now in the British Museum in London. Greece has long sought the return of the friezes. The new Acropolis museum was to have been completed for the 2004 Olympics in Greece but encountered bureaucratic and technical setbacks.