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September 15, 2009
Old and new at the Acropolis Museum in Greece

This summer, the new Acropolis Museum opened in Athens, Greece. It’s a state-of the-art, earthquake-resistant facility featuring sophisticated technology for climate control and surveillance.  But one thing you won’t find here — many of the original Parthenon sculptures, now housed mostly in the British Museum.

In this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at the new museum, Director Dimitris Pantermalis shows Lynn Sherr the beauty of the original sculptures — and the modern plaster replicas that serve as stark reminders of what has been lost.

Below, take a tour of the new museum with Pantermalis. Hover your cursor over the video to watch him discuss

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