The Acropolis Museum celebrates on 25 March 2012


On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of 25 March 2012, entry will be free for all visitors at the Acropolis Museum from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Museum Archaeologist – Hosts will present visitors for the first time in the Parthenon Gallery the 32nd metope on the north side of the Parthenon building, which was left intact in the turbulent years around 400 AD. Archaeological research has attributed the preservation of this metope to the fact that the scene was thought to portray the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The metope of the Annunciation was recently taken down from the Parthenon and having undergone conservation treatment, it was placed in the Museum.

On this day, at 12 noon, on the balcony of the second floor that overlooks the Archaic Gallery, Marios Strofalis will present the piano recital “Great Day, Great Greek Composers”.

At 5 p.m., the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a music program in the ground floor lobby of the Museum, in view of the Hekatompedos pediment.

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