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Spain's archaeological museum to open after six-year renovation

Published on Mar 29, 2014 11:01 AM

MADRID (AFP) - Spain's National Archaeological Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday after a massive six-year overhaul that aims to offer a state-of-the-art space for its collection of ancient artefacts.

The redesign of one of Madrid's largest museums, housing items from prehistoric times until the 19th century, began in 2008 and cost 65.2 million euros (S$114 million).

It has incorporated new audiovisual displays, maps and graphic panels to give greater context to the objects on display, which include Greek vases, Roman mosaics and ancient sacred artefacts.

The collection is spread around two interior courtyards now bathed in natural light, thanks to new larger windows.

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