Museum Acropolis

The Acropolis Museum is without a doubt one of the most beautiful museums in Athens, opened July 21, 2009. Photography is mostly prohibited in this museum, so only a few photos can be seen here. The museum provides a very complete overview of all the sculptures found on the site of the Acropolis. For example, the archaic kouroi and korai, votive gifts presented to a deity and probably representing the giver, stately young men and women; the young men are always depicted as heros or athletes (naked, muscular and idealized), and the women in their finest dress (often still with traces of painting). Furthermore, there are fragments of older temples on the Acropolis and a grand reconstruction of the complete Acropolis frieze and the timpanon sculptures of the Parthenon (unfortunately with only casts of the parts still preserved in the British Museum).