Wednesday, September 21, 2011

National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Athens

Pictures were taken on July 10, 2011
National Archaeological Museum of Athens houses more than 11,000 exhibits,
provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum
and It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world

 Numerous galleries on each floor accounting for a total of 8,000 square metres,
including Prehistoric Collection, Sculptures Collection, Vase and Minor Objects Collection,
Metallurgy Collection, Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection...
So be sure to keep your map ;)

Here are some of my favorite pieces:
The Artemision Bronze

Jockey of Artemision

Arrowheads and spear tips found on the battlefield of Thermopylae
You can see pics from my visit to Thermopylae here.

 The Antikythera Ephebe

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