ARTEMISS
 The Greek God of Fertility

 

 

 

National Archaeological Museum Of Athens

 

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece was founded in the year 1889 and is one of the most greatest collection of Archaeological museums in the world. It houses the historical past of one of the some of the greatest civilizations in the world .

You will find in the museum there are historical pieces from all the places of ancient Greece and the Greek world. The exhibits include, statues, vases, jewellery, sculpture, weapons, religious items from early Greece, early Cycladic civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, the classical and Hellenistic period and the roman period. Some the most significant items of the museum is the golden mask of Agamemnon.

artemissThere are also other treasures from Mycenae, the statue of Greek God of Cape Artemision (right), the statue of Zeus with thunder from Dodona, the lekithus of Myrrinae, the bronze statue of the riding boy , the Marathon boy, the statues of Asclepius, Demeter and Persephone, a wonderful bronze statue of the young man from Antikythira, the statue of Aphrodite and Pan, the King Nestor's cup and the mechanism of Antikythira that it was probably used for astronomical observations. The Greek God of Cape Artemision was found in 1926 in a sunken ship near Cape Artemision in Greece. (See picture to right)

In the museum there are also a huge collection of vases from the geometric period, a collection of frescoes and other items from the findings in Santorini (Thira) and a huge library. The Museum is located in Patission street next to the Athens Polytechnic school in Athens, Greece.

 

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