National Archaeological Museum of Athens
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See three beautiful antiquities

National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece and the world like Troy, Neolithic ceramics, marble sculptures from the Aegean islands, jewelry and weapons, and mummies and statues from ancient Egypt, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.

■Open hour:8:00 to 20:00
■Open 365 days

photo by Sharon Mollerus

The Mask of Agamemnon

Gold death-mask, known as the "mask of Agamemnon". The mask depicts the imposing face of a bearded man. It is crafted in gold sheet with repousse details, designated Grave V, at the site "Grave Circle A, Mycenae". Two holes near the ears indicate that the mask was held in place over the deceased’s face with twine.

photo by Sharon Mollerus

The Artemision Bronze

Bronze is an ancient Greek sculpture of a god that was found at the bottom of the sea off cape Artemision, in north Euboea in 460 BC. The god, shown in great stride, extends his left arm forward, while throwing the thunderbolt or the trident, which he held in his right hand.

photo by Tilemahos Efthimiadis

Aphrodite, Pan and Eros

It is made of Parian marble, was found in the “House of the Poseidoniastai of Beryttos” (Beirut), Delos. The nude goddess Aphrodite attempts to fend off the goat-footed god Pan who makes erotic advances to her. She holds her sandal threateningly in her right hand, while the winged god Eros comes to her aid.

photo by Bochum1805


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Athens Omonoia Square/Larissa
44 Patission Str.
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