Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece
Athens Museums - The Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece, located on Patission Street, is the largest museum in the country. It boasts a permanent exhibition of over 20,000 items from different eras, including an impressive collection of ceramics and sculptures that are considered some of the richest in the world. With collections from all over Greece, the museum showcases items from prehistoric and Minoan times, the Classical period, the Roman and Hellenistic times, as well as during the Byzantine Times, Venetian Rule, Ottoman occupation, the Greek Revolution, and recent Greek history. Exhibitions from all periods of Greek history are hosted here. The museum's ancient collection includes marble and stone statues, miniatures, gravestones, bronze objects, tools, weapons, and everyday life items. Visitors will also find findings from excavations held all over Greece, including the excavations in Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann that assured the museum the golden mask of Agamemnon.
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