Athens Museum

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artefacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artefacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. This is a wonderful museum with some much to see and cannot be missed on any trip to Athens.

Above: Athens Archaeological Museum

Above: Antikythera Mechanism The artifact was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera 

Above: Antikythera Mechanism – see post “Antikythera Mechanism”

Above: Aphrodite Pan and Eros

Above: Greek Art. Marathon Youth, by Praxiteles. Bronze, H130 cm, c.330 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece

Above: Male Portrait Statue known as the PseudoAthlete of Delos. Island marble. found in the house of the Diadoumenos in Delos. Dated AD 80

Above: Marble statue of the Minotaur. Athens

Above & Below: The Jockey of Artemision is a large Hellenistic bronze statue of a young boy riding a horse, dated to around 150-146 BC. 1

 

Above: The Mask of Agamemnon is an artifact discovered at Mycenae in 1876