National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. It is housed in an imposing 19th-century neoclassical building, created by the famous architect of the time, Ernst Ziller. 

Its original purpose was to secure all the artifacts of the 19th-century excavations, mainly from Attica, but also from other parts of the country, but gradually it was enriched with findings from all parts of the ancient Greek world.

Its rich collections, which list more than 11,000 exhibits including Neolithic, Cycladic, and Mycenaean works, sculptures from the 7th century BC - 5th century AD, representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the 11th century BC to the Roman era, metalwork and works of art of Egyptian and Oriental Antiquities.

Apart from the exhibits, it is worth to pay a visit to enjoy rich photo archive of the museum but also the library, which holds rare editions of scientific studies. 

 

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