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New Acropolis Museum…

Dozens of Greeks and other visitors waited in line outside the New Acropolis Museum yesterday as tickets went on sale at the door. For the first few days after the museum’s inauguration last Saturday, tickets were only available online. Thousands of tickets have been sold via the museum’s e-ticketing service with 8,000 sold ahead of the opening. The ticket price has been set at 1 euro for this year. It will rise to 5 euros next year, still much cheaper than the entrance fee for many major museums around the world including the Louvre in Paris and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charge 14 euros and 20 euros respectively.