Thursday, 25 December 2014

Popular Museums in Greece

The Museum of Greek Musical Instruments Research Center for Ethnomusicology- comprises the collection of about 1.200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from 1750 to the present day,the fruit of half a century of research and study by the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis. The Museum is housed in the historical Lassanis Mansion which was built in 1842 close to the Roman Agora.

The museum there are findings from all the places of ancient Greece and the Greek world, the exhibits include, statues, vases, jewellery, sculpture, weapons, religious items from the Neolithic times, early Cycladic civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, the classical and Hellenistic period and the roman period.      
Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum, housing more than 3.000 famous artefacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. Located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, the Museum narrates the story of life on the Rock from prehistoric times until the end of Antiquity. From its opening in June 2009 until March 2012 more than 4 million local and foreign visitors have passed through the Museum’s doors.

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and tourist destinations one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collections, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

Marathon Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Marathon exhibits art and artifacts unearthed in the surrounding area. Marathon was inhabited since the stone age, so items on display date between the Middle Helladic to the Roman eras.

Nafplion Museum

The Nafplion Archaeological Museum is home to objects unearthed in the Argolis area. Highlights include the bronze Dendra Panoply (15c. BCE), artifacts from the Franchthi cave (Mesolithic to Neolithic), items from the excavations at Tiryns (Bronze to Iron Age), and superb examples of ceramics from the stone Age to the 6th c.

Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki exhibits artifacts unearthed in northern Greece. The bulk of the collection is comprised of precious metal objects from the Hellenic Kingdom of Macedonia.

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