National Archaeological Museum in Athens will take part in the International Museum Day


Национальный археологический музей греческой столицыwill take part in the International Museum Day. May 18th entrance will be free. And in the annual event he was allotted special place of honor: this year the museum celebrates its 150th anniversary and He was awarded for his contribution to the development of culture.

From May 16 to May 22, a number of events will take place in the museum, and on May 18 at 19:00 Museum Day opens with a festive concert and reading of 24 rhapsodies Homer’s Odyssey (from 10:00 to 24:00). There will also be master classes presentations on the contribution of modern technology to development Archaeological Museum, and special temporary exhibitions.

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest in Greece and one of the richest in the world. Although its original purpose was the preservation of artifacts found during excavations near Athens, gradually the museum became a truly national – he collected the finds from all over greece Today it contains over 20,000 exhibits and gives opportunity to trace the history of Greek civilization from the beginnings antiquity to late antiquity.

On Museum Day, visitors will see for free the finds from Thessalian tombs, from the islands of Lemnos and Lefkada, objects Cycladic culture, iconic ceramic figurines, as well as Antiquities of the Middle East.

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