In the National Archaeological Museum of Athens you will find a large collection of ancient Greek art. The collection consists of excavations and other archaeological finds from all over Greece.
Info National Archaeological Museum
|Accessibility||The museum is located at '28is Oktovriou 44', which is 1.8 kilometers north of Monastiráki Square. You can also take metro line M1 and get off at metro station Omonia or Victoria (Biktṓria), from where it is only a few hundred meters by foot.|
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
In the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο) you will find a large collection of ancient Greek art. The collection includes excavations and other archaeological finds from around the country. It is therefore the largest archaeological museum in all of Greece. If you want to view the entire collection, you will probably need a whole day. To have a quick route through the museum, a list of 4 must-sees in the museum:
Antikythera's mechanism is an analog computer from the year 1901. The computer was found on a ship and was used to calculate time and solar eclipses. It was also a calender. This is one of the most interesting mechanisms in the museum.
Mask of Agamemnonn
The Mask of Agamemnon is a gold mask that was always thought to be on the face of King Agamemnon in his tomb. However, it later turned out that the mask was much older. Much can be learned from this mask about the ancient traditions and beliefs that were important when someone died.
Poseidon of Artemision
The Poseidon of Artemision is an impressive bronze statue made in the classical period. The statue is made in the so-called strict style. Images in this style appear more natural and have more movement. It is not entirely clear who is depicted in the image. Experts think it could be Poseidon or Zeus.
Horseman of Artemision
The Horseman of Artemision is a bronze statue depicting a horse with a child on it. The statue was probably made around 150 BC. Because this statue is so old, it is very special that it has not perished. This image is also special because it was unusual at the time to depict moving horses.