‘The Holes of Discovery’: The archaeological excavation is a great ‘hole’ in time, as deep as the past. This great opening reveals the hidden secrets lying beneath the Athenian earth. Dormant roads, shops, workshops, wells and ancient cisterns of a long gone neighborhood, just a few meters below the grounds surface. For twenty centuries the area bustled with life, only to be buried with dirt and rock for many centuries after. Today we are invited to rediscover the ancient neighborhood once again

Exhibition program 'Holes'

Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Acropolis Museum, together with 15 Athenian museums, takes part in the program ‘Holes’ organized by the Athens International Film Festival, from Thursday 25 November 2010 until the summer of 2011. This year’s festival theme is the ‘Hole’. The Acropolis Museum chose 7 exhibits related to the hole, next to which special signs and texts have been placed. The exhibits selected highlight the human dimension of the hole through situations, acts, actions and feelings.