National Archaeological Museum Greece

About the Museum


Interior View, National Archaeological Museum Greece

Interior, National Archaeological Museum Greece

Interior View, National Archaeological Museum Greece

Interior View, National Archaeological Museum Greece

Exterior View, National Archeological Museum Exterior

Exterior View, National Archeological Museum Exterior

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece. 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. The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building of the end of the nineteenth century, which was designed by L. Lange and remodelled by Ernst Ziller. The vast exhibition space - numerous galleries on each floor accounting for a total of 8,000 square metres - house five large permanent collections: the Prehistoric Collection, the Sculptures Collection, the Vase and Minor Objects Collection, the Metallurgy Collection, and the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection.

Collection Highlights


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National Archaeological Museum Greece: Collection Highlights
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