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Daily lives of ancient Greeks revealed in Acropolis museum’s huge archaeological dig

Museum’s new exhibition space is an excavation site with villas, workshops and bathhouses
The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens. Many of the marbles are on display at the museum. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

The pride – and purpose – of the Acropolis Museum has always been the Parthenon gallery. With its 360-degree panoramic view from the top floor, the museum has always been on a mission: to let the world know that this is the most appropriate place to exhibit the marbles that once adorned the Periclean masterpiece.

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