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Tschumi's Acropolis museum dropped

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The Greek government has scrapped Bernard Tschumi's plans for an Acropolis museum in Athens, the AJ understands.

A source in the Greek Embassy told the AJ that the building - designed to hold the Elgin Marbles if they are ever handed over by the British Museum - has been dropped and that 'legal proceedings' are expected.

Reports in Greece's English language newspaper Kathimerini suggest that the country's highest court, the Council of State, has ruled that the scheme would do irretrievable damage to archaeological remains on the site.

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