Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Acropolis Museum!

The Acropolis Museum is the most modern museum in Greece,which is the current symbol and reason why the Parthenon Marbles should leave the British Museum and move to their 'birthplace', i.e. Athens.
The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis is the first part of the Museum, housing finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects from everyday life from all historic periods. The transparent floor provides a view of the archaeological excavation, while its upward slope alludes to the ascent to the Acropolis. The Archaic Gallery houses statues and monuments from the 7th - 5th century BC,a period which saw Athens change rapidly in every respect, introducing democracy and prevailing within the Hellenic World.

On the 3rd floor the visitor can observe the Parthenon Gallery. The installation of the frieze of the Parthenon on the rectangular cement core that has exactly the same dimensions as the cella of the Parthenon enables a comprehensive viewing of the details of the frieze, as one takes the perimetric walk of the Gallery. The narrative of the story of the Parthenaic Procession is pieced together with a combination of the original blocks of the frieze and cast copies of the pieces in other museums, including the British Museum and the Louvre.

The magnificent factor is that from the 3rd floor the visitor is able to see the Parthenon, a breathtaking view of a historical building, which has inspired many other buildings built around the world in various historical instances.
Due to this chronic misplacement of the Parthenon Marbles in other countries, a movement has begun via the internet entitled "Bring them Back" ( Its main objective is the return of the Parthenon Sculptures and the Reunification of the Monument. This, despite seeming impossible for countless reasons, seems to be a very serious and touching cause, which all Greeks feel passionate about. On this site one can find all the facts in order to form an opinion on this very serious issue.

No comments:

Post a Comment