02 February, 2008
The new Acropolis Museum was presented on Thursday night during a lecture given at the famous "Efesus Museum" in Vienna by the president of the Acropolis Museum Construction Organisation and professor of Classical Archaeology at the Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki, Dimitris Pantermalis.
The lecture, organised by the Press and Communication Office of the Greek embassy in Vienna, was attended by a large audience that included dozens of intellectuals, artists and personalities from public life in Austria and the ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus, Panayiotis Zografos and Kornilios Korniliou respectively.
The speaker was introduced to the audience by the director of the Greek Press and Communication Bureau Angelika Perdikari, who stressed that apart from his contribution as president of the Acropolis Museum Construction Organisation, the main task of Dimitris Pantermalis was the escavation at Dion in Pieria, the sacred city of the Macedonians.
Pantermalis referred in his lecture to the creation of the new Acropolis Museum, making an account to the relevant discussions that lasted for over 30 years, regarding the site of its construction, the aims that it would fulfill and its form.
Source: Athens News Agency