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The Acropolis Museum


Greece Travel Guide|Museums

Acropolis Museum, is the most important Museum in the world

Acropolis Museum includes unique masterpieces, especially original works of archaic and classical Greek art, directly linked to the sacred rock of the Athenian Acropolis. This is a free votive sculptures, architectural ensembles and sculptures that adorned the buildings erected in various historical periods of the Acropolis.

The Acropolis Museum is 25.000 sq.m. and has exhibition space of 14.000 square meters, ten times larger than the old museum. The new museum offers all services needed by an international museum of the 21st century.

The Museum is located southeast of the Acropolis, in the historic area of Makriyannis. It is 300 meters from the Acropolis and about 2 km from the central Syntagma Square. The Museum entrance is at the beginning of the walkway Dionysius Areopagite, the central axis of the unified network of archaeological sites in the city. The Acropolis Metro Station on the east side of the Museum site.

Sections of the exhibition are also votive and reliefs, earthenware objects such as vases, statuettes and reliefs as well as other types of miniature bronze votive figurines and utensils. One of the sculptures of bronze and pottery objects were transferred from the National Archaeological Museum, where kept.

The inscribed works (foundations offerings, honorary decrees, lists of offerings to the goddess Athena, the Erechtheion building inscriptions) were transferred from the Epigraphic Museum and currencies ('' treasures'') from the Numismatic Museum of Athens. Importantly, the gap in the Acropolis Museum the original sculptures of the Parthenon, located in European museums and collections University (British Museum, Louvre, etc.).
The Acropolis Museum and its activities are closely tied with the site and restoration projects undertaken in the monuments of rock and slopes of the Acropolis.

Visitors to the Museum of Acropolis, after crossing the lobby floor, is the first exhibition. The spacious room with sloping glass floor presents findings from the slope (slopes) of the Acropolis. The glass floor allowing views to the excavation, and the uphill slope refers to the ascent to the Acropolis.

The Hall of slopes of the Acropolis houses finds from sanctuaries were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, and the settlement developed at the foot of the hill, in all historical periods. To the left of the visitor finds from the sanctuaries established on the slopes of the rock, while the right of the findings of the smaller shrines and the village developed on the slopes of the Acropolis. In antiquity, the slopes of the transition zone between the city and the most famous sanctuary. It was the site where official and popular cults, both large and small sanctuaries existed alongside private houses.

The Archaic Gallery

Archaic is the period from the 7th century BC by the end of the Persian Wars (480/79 BC). Characterized by the development of the city-state and the transition from aristocracy to tyranny and finally democracy. Characterized by great achievements in economy, art and intellect.

In the Archaic Gallery, the visitor for the first time can admire the exhibits from all sides as standing free in space. The conditions of the changing natural light, enabling it to discover the subtle variations of sculpture and fine art that he created.

On the south side of the Archaic Gallery, the richness and variety of architectural sculpture and free offerings, including Maidens, riders and other provide a stunning view of the Acropolis during the Archaic Period.

The Parthenon Gallery

At the core of the Parthenon Gallery on the 3rd floor of the museum, visitors can watch a video presentations about the Parthenon and its sculptural decoration. In the same area exposed ancient inscriptions that provide detailed accounts of the construction costs of the Parthenon and the statue of Athena Parthenos. Through these one can obtain information and thus to feel how the democratic institutions of the city during the 5th century BC

The integration of the Parthenon frieze in rectangular, cement core of the museum, which has the same size as the cella of the Parthenon, the placement of the metopes between the columns, the growth forms of two pediments of the temple and the concentration of original sculptures copies of those in foreign museums (the British, Louvre), enables visitors to enjoy, for the first time around the sculptures of the Parthenon and to understand the scenes depicted on it.

Propylaea, Athena Nike, Erechtheion

In western and northern side of the first floor of the museum, visitors can admire the ceiling panels and part of Ionic columns of the Propylaea, the sculptures of the frieze and parapet of the Temple of Athena Nike, the sculptures of the frieze of the Erechtheion and the course famous Caryatids of the same temple. The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion are the main monuments of the building program of the Classical Acropolis.

The Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the sanctuary of the Acropolis were built between 437-432 BC, with plans Mnesikles and replaced the ancient entrance to the Acropolis (the ancient Propylon). The Temple of Athena Nike was built upon the rampart, southwest of the Propylaea, between the years 427 and 423 BC, with plans prepared by architect Kallikrates, replacing an older chapel in the same position. Finally, the Erechtheion is a later buildings of Pericles. Began to be built in Nikieio Peace (421-415p.Ch.) And ended after 410 BC

5th century. BC - 5th century. AD

The exhibition ends on the north side of the first floor. Original sculptures, reliefs and honorary RESOLUTIONof, original and classic masterpieces of Roman copies and striking portraits of celebrities people, priests, philosophers, covering the period from the 5th century BC until the 5th century AD The collections are owned by the Temple of Artemis Brauronia, the offerings of classical and Hellenistic and Roman periods of offerings.

The Acropolis was erected numerous statues depicting gods, heroes, mythological subjects, and portraits of famous men. Many were works of famous artists and have saved a few, usually fragmentary condition. These tributes cities, leaders or ordinary citizens. Moreover, since mid-fifth century. BC were erected on the Acropolis columns resolutions of the House and the Municipality of Athens. They were the publication of the original texts were written on papyrus or wooden boards. As to their content, divided into two categories: a) conditions or alliances with other cities of Athens and b) honorary decrees to persons or services offered benefited the city.

The Museum's educational programs start in October 2010 for students of Primary and Secondary Education for school year 2010-2011. Their goal is the creative touch of children with the ancient culture, but also with the Museum.

To participate in educational programs is necessary to book telephone 210 9000903, Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm It is also possible to submit written Registration Form and send either by fax to 211 8005307 or via email at: "schoolbookings (AT)"