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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    professional licensed guides who co operate with the Museum The visitor can tour either individually or in groups preferably up to 20 to 30 pupils and 20 25 adults The guided tours concern the following i the most representative exhibits highlights of the Museum minimum duration one hour ii one of the Collections of the museum iii the specific interests of the visitor for example specific time period evolution of a particular expression of fine art for example sculpture or specific thematic units such as child sports woman game public life etc In case you are interested on scheduling your guide tour please feel free to contact us at 30 213 214 4800 Guided tour prices Ι Group of pupils 115 euro ΙΙ Group of 1 5 persons minimum cost 50 euro minimum tour duration 1 hour ΙΙΙ Group of 6 30 people 60 150 euro depending on the number of participants and duration of the tour Attention According to Greek law 710 77 with regard to guided tours only professional tour guides licensed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism have the right to tour the museum fees Moreover according to Greek law 3498 2006 only archaeologists who

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    MAP VISITING Opening hours Tickets Route Map of interior spaces Tour guides School visiting Museum s cafe Museum s shop A A School visiting Under construction See also educational programs only in greek HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE SPORTS NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    VISITING Opening hours Tickets Route Map of interior spaces Tour guides School visiting Museum s cafe Museum s shop A A The cafe HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE SPORTS NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    of interior spaces Tour guides School visiting Museum s cafe Museum s shop Cafe 1 The opening hours of the cafe of the museum follow the timetable of the Museum No ticket is required for the cafe of the museum

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    MAP VISITING Opening hours Tickets Route Map of interior spaces Tour guides School visiting Museum s cafe Museum s shop Cafe 2 HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE SPORTS NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    0 34 m The high neck is tubular the base conical or in other cases ring form and the handle which is always vertical extends from the shoulder to a little below the rim of the vase Large unglazed lagynoi utilitarian vases also known on Cyprus and Rhodes from the second quarter of the 3rd c BC were widespread in the 2nd and the first half of the 1st c BC in many regions of the eastern Mediterranean The white ground lagynoi from the shipwreck 9 examples belong to type with bi conical body have large dimensions h 0 28 0 30 m and present the same morphological characteristics as the unglazed ones They were widely disseminated along the coasts of Asia Minor in Cyprus in Egypt in Israel in the Aegean islands and especially on Delos in Athens and in the Peloponnese The third category more simplified and with very few examples has horizontal bands of unequal thickness set mainly on the edge of the shoulder slightly above the base thus emphasizing the articulations of the vase These bands were set either directly on the clay or on a white slip The chief characteristics of this catecory is its more careless construction such lagynoi were probably cheaper substitutes for the category of decorated white ground lagynoi Two lagynoi which have small dimensions belongs to a special category The first one has a bi conical flattened body curved shoulder and twisted handle and the other bi conical body with ring handles on its shoulder and relief decoration Vases of similar type and technique include the lagynoi from Amorgos Nisyros and Delos from the 2nd c BC The 47 lagynoi in the ship s cargo formed a homogeneous group with similar morphological characteristics which on the basis of parallels may be

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ-OFFICIAL SITE
    to religion as a means of salvation In this era of rapid changes they entrust their hopes to Tyche Fortune goddess of coincidences as well as in mystic and Eastern cults The spirit of the epoch is reflected in its art and architecture Now more than ever art has a secular character and focuses on themes from daily life but also on the world of Dionysus and Aphrodite with idyllic or dramatic content In sculpture realism and representation of individual bodily characteristics replace ideal beauty and eternal youth In this context the art of portraiture also develops These new trends culminate in truly three dimensional works with which the mastery of space takes place At the end of the period classicism is evident in the plastic arts It should be linked to the gradual conquest of the Greek world by the Romans who foster a great love for the art of the Classical Period The minor arts and metal works of this period are multitudinous and diverse and are used for the decoration of palaces and luxurious private homes Figurines and statuettes of traditional and new gods often copies or modifications of the great creations of the 4th century B C are produced in marble or bronze Jewelry and household items made of precious and semi precious materials served the need for the extravagance and personal display of their owners Elaborate diadems exquisite necklaces valuable earrings and belts bracelets and gold rings were decorated with themes from nature and mythology Everyday items belonging to the rulers and upper classes such as those for the symposium were of gold silver and bronze The use of glass items was involved in the trend toward luxury and sophistication their forms imitate their counterparts in metal or clay These luxurious vases compete with and

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ-OFFICIAL SITE
    the pharaoh common people and sacred animals are frontal monumental and naturalistic whereas the reliefs display a close relation between words hieroglyphs and images With Memphis as their capital the powerful and prosperous pharaohs of the Old Kingdom c 2575 2134 BC 4th 8th Dynasties established beginning in the 5th Dynasty sun worship and were subsequently called sons of the Sun The Old Kingdom was a peak period for architecture and sculpture S un temples were built with gigantic obelisks pyramids as royal tombs and mastabas rectangular constructions with one or more underground rock hewn chambers as graves for the royal family and nobility Mastabas were decorated with reliefs and statues that represent grand calm youthful figures with perfect proportions The hieroglyphic script was further developed during the Old Kingdom and the famous Pyramid Texts reflected man s knowledge then and his belief in the afterlife Based at Thebes able pharaohs of the Middle Kingdom c 2134 1640 BC 11th 13th Dynasties restored unity after a period of anarchy during the First Intermediate period c 2134 2040 BC 7th beginning of 11th Dynasties and extended their rule southwards while exercising a strong influence in the Near East The Middle Kingdom is the classical period in literature In art began the creation of portrait statues initially of the pharaohs such as those of Senusret III and of his son Amenemhat III and later of private individuals with an emphasis on individuality and the inner person At the same time during the late 11th Dynasty and particularly the 12th Dynasty a more popular though full of artistic vitality art developed with the creation of wooden funerary models of ships and servants involved in the production of goods necessary for the deceased s Ka soul vital energy During the Second Intermediate period c 1640 1532 BC 14th 17th Dynasties Asian peoples the Hyksos invaded Egypt founded their kingdom in the Nile Delta with Avaris as their capital and taxed the local pharaohs For political reasons the Hyksos adopted several elements of Pharaonic civilization and imitated the traditional forms of Egyptian art After the expulsion of the Hyksos by the Theban 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom c 1550 1070 BC 18th 20th Dynasties the unification of Egypt and its expansion towards the west Lybia south Nubia and east Syria Palestine Egypt became an Eastern Mediterranean empire The amassed wealth the contact with conquered nations and commerce with Crete Mycenaean Greece Asia Minor Somalia and possibly far away Yemen all contributed to the creation of a new ostentatious and more intricate style reflected in the monuments at Thebes Grandiose complexes were built on the Nile s east and west banks rock hewn tombs with separate funerary temples in the Valley of the Kings west bank opulent new palaces such as that of Amenhotep III at Malkata west bank and magnificent temples at Luxor and Karnak east bank After a short period of monotheism Akhenaten s religious reform and of the characteristic Amarna style artists

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