National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece

May 5, 2016

Touted as the greatest collection of Greek Art, this museum is worth a spin. The Rick Steves Audio Tour, organized chronologically, gives a great explanation of the history and evolution of Greek art from the Cycladic period, 3200 – 2000 BC, to the Hellenistic period, 323 31 BC.

Some of the highlights include:

Nat'l Archaeological Museum

Nat’l Archaeological Museum

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic Figurines

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Mycenaean Treasures - Mask of Agam

Mycenaean Treasures – Mask of Agamemnon

Nat'l Archaeological Museum

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - cup from the tholos tomb at Vaphei

Cup from the tholos tomb at Vapheio

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Dipylon Vase

Dipylon Vase

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Kore and Kouros stautes

Kore and Kouros stautes

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Kore and Kouros stautes

Detail from Kore (female) statue

Nat'l Archaeological Museum

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Funeral Steles

Funeral Steles

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Funeral Steles

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Artemision Bronze: Horse and Jocke

Artemision Bronze: Horse and Jockey

Nat'l Archaeological Museum

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Aphrodite, Pan, Eros

Aphrodite, Pan, Eros

Nat'l Archaeological Museum

Nat'l Archaeological Museum - Antinous - Hadrian's lover

Antinous – Hadrian’s beautiful lover

 

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