Since opening in 2009, millions of visitors have gazed at the Parthenon sculptures that fill the museum. The large overhead windows offer a glimpse of the ancient monuments that tower above.
Replacing the old museum that had operated next to the Parthenon since the 19th century, the new Acropolis Museum displays antiquity with a modern twist. Built on pillars directly above the Roman-era archaeological site, the museum allows visitors to look through transparent floors at the site’s artefacts.
To preserve its artefacts, the museum relies heavily on natural light, giving its exhibits a unique glow.