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Ten-dollar Tuesdays in Athens

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
New Acropolis Museum
Global Grind

If you're planning a trip to Athens, Greece make sure you’ll be there on a Tuesday, only because they have a great deal called ten-dollar Tuesday’s. The deal is for a museum entry. You are sure to get your money’s worth and have a great time. You’ll be allowed to look at statues dating back hundreds of years all of only 10 dollars.

If you happen to be in Athens, Greece or you plan on visiting soon, this installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. Check it out below. 

Visit The New Acropolis Museum

Inaugurated in June 2009, this light, airy glass-and-concrete building was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi. Archaic and classical finds from the Acropolis site are displayed here – proud statues of the ancients and life-like stone carvings of animals. The top floor is devoted to the marble frieze that once ran around the top of the Parthenon. About half of the pieces are originals, while the remainder are white plaster copies. The missing pieces were removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and are now in the British Museum in London. The Greeks have wanted them back for decades, and hope that this blatant presentation will finally convince the British to return them. There's also an excellent restaurant on the second floor, open till midnight.

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