National Museum in Athens: 150th Anniversary

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National Museum, Athens © David Gill

The National Museum in Athens is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its foundation (“Greek museum’s birthday show packed with history“, ekatherimini.com 4 November 2016). The museum contains some of the most important archaeological discoveries from around Greece including finds from the Bronze Age site of Mycenae.

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Kouros from Sounion © David Gill

Some of the personal favourites include the archaic statues including the colossal kouros from Sounion, as well as the Roman marble copies of the originals by Polykleitos.

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Roman copy of the Diadoumenos © David Gill

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