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Saturday, March 7, 2020

National Archeological Museum

Aloha Everyone,

Following the screen shot of a google map, it took us about 15 minutes walk to reach the National Archaeological Museum. The museum was founded in 1829 and moved to its present location in 1889. We paid the entrance fee of €6 each and after checking J.J.’s backpack were invited to walk around at our own pace.

The various collections of Prehistoric Antiquities, the Sculptures, the Gold Jewelry, the Glassware, the Egyptian section were all imposing. J.J. and I found many of the exhibits were familiar artifacts. It was thrilling to look at the actual pieces that we have only seen in documentaries and books.

For me, most impressive were the Vase and Sculpture Collections. I especially was happy to be able to take photos of Zeus, Poseidon and Hermes with our Flat Granddaughter. They are some of the Ancient Greek Gods whom she is familiar with from her readings of Greek Gods & Greek Heroes.

Security guards posted in each of the exhibition halls were casual. A couple of them were curious and asked what is the small cut out figure. After hearing my explanation, one even suggested not to miss another exhibit hall.

The entire collection gave very good examples and an overview of the Ancient Greek World and their long lasting influence in the region up to the present day.

Aloha -- Cathi