I am a bit jealous of everyone living in or visiting Greece right now. Admittedly, I always am a little, but it's worse today. The Archaeological News Network reports that until now, visitors to the Acropolis Museum in Athens could only peer through the glass floors of the Bernard Tschumi-designed structure to get an idea of the ancient neighbourhood lying among the building’s foundations. Soon, however, they will be able to take a closer look at the findings unearthed during the construction of the museum, which opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2009, and learn more about the city’s past from the time of its first inhabitants to around AD 1200.
Acropolis Museum to put the daily lives of the ancients on display

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) recently gave the green light for a permanent outdoor exhibition that will see some 1,400 items go on display on the museum’s underground level. A new wing will be added to the Acropolis Museum when the excavated area lying beneath its ground level is opened to the public to showcase the history of an Athenian neighbourhood between the third millennium BC and the first century AD.

According to KAS officials, the aim of the exhibition will be to cast light on lesser-known eras in the ancient city, such as the Mycenaean and Roman periods. Moreover, it will highlight aspects of daily life in Athens focusing on more humble, everyday items. These may be in a different league than, say, the Parthenon Marbles or the Caryatids, but they were very necessary for people back then. The findings from excavation works at the construction site will be divided into three main groups depending on the period when they were crafted.
Read more about the objects and the to be designed sections here.