Top museum to fully reopen by the summer
11 January 2005
The Culture Ministry announced yesterday that the upper floor of the Archaeological Museum in Athens that has been closed to visitors since the 1999 earthquake will fully reopen this summer.
At the 1700 sq.meters will be exhibited the museum’s vase collections and the amazing Bronze Age Santorini frescoes. (8 rooms will house pottery, pre-classical pottery, and one is dedicated to the civilization of Santorini). Murals and other artifacts from the community of Akrotiri, on Santorini, were preserved by volcanic ash and will be shown at the museum. "The room highlights the history of the town's excavation," museum director Nikolaos Kaltsas said.