National Archaeological Museum

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Timings : 8:30 - 15:00 in winters.13:30-20:00 (Monday)

Entry Fee : EUR 5

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National Archaeological Museum, Athens Overview

National Archaeological Museum consists of artefacts from Greek history. Considered the best museum in the world, it exhibits a rich collection of objects. The museum contains prehistoric collections, and sculptures- most famous being a bronze statue of Zeus, vases, Santorini findings, metallurgy collections, and Egyptian arts. etc.

The museum was established in 1829. Originally named The Central Museum, it was renamed in 1881. During World War II, all the antiques were sealed in boxes and were kept in special cases to avoid destruction and theft.

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