National Museum in Athens: 150th Anniversary


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“, 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.


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.


Roman copy of the Diadoumenos © David Gill

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