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Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum (15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742) — this museum houses over 3,000 artifacts connected to the famed Acropolis site – making this the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. Located in the historic Makriyianni district (southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis), this museum describes life on the Rock from ancient times to more recent ones. The ravages of time, which included the Ottoman period (whose troops used the Acropolis for defensive military purposes – even going so far as to dismantle the nearby Temple of Athena Nika), necessitated this museum. This, along with the demand generated by millions of tourists, who come to see the Acropolis and its artifacts.