The Acropolis Museum, built in 2007, houses the priceless treasures of the Acropolis of Athens and offers its visitors a friendly environment combined with all the amenities expected in an international museum of 21st century.
A walk through its galleries is a walk through history, along important masterpieces of the Archaic and Classical periods. The Acropolis Museum Collections include:
The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. An ascending, wide glass-floored gallery housing finds from the sanctuaries on the slopes of the Acropolis
The Archaic Acropolis Gallery. This Gallery displays finds of the archaic period (7th c.-479 BC) such as architectural sculptures of the pediment of the Hekatompedon (the earliest Parthenon, 570 BC) and the Ancient Temple (525-500 BC).
The Parthenon Gallery (on the 3rd floor): Here, visitors can observe a video presentation about the Parthenon and its sculptural decoration. The installation of the Parthenon Frieza enables a comprehensive viewing of the details of the frieze. The narrative of the story of the Panathenaic Procession is pieced together with a combination of the original blocks of the frieze and cast copies of the pieces in museums abroad, such as the British Museum and the Louvre.
Propylaia, Athena Nike, Erechtheion. The most important exhibits of the Gallery are the coffered ceiling of the Propylaia (the monumental entrance of the Acropolis), the sculptures from the parapet of the Temple of Athena Nike and finally, the Caryatids or Korai(maidens) of the Erechtheion.
From the 5th c. BC TO THE 5TH c. AD. The exhibition concludes at the north side of the first floor gallery. Reliefs of Athenian decrees, impressive portraits and Roman copies of classical masterpieces are exhibits of the period from the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD.
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