Athens Archaeological Museum Pictures, Images & Photos { 1423 images } Created 28 Jan 2012

Pictures photos Images of the National Archaeological Museum Athens antiquities and artefacts. The Athens museum collections have artefacts from the earliest neolithic periods of Greece. Important collections of the Mycenaeans include the death masks & pots from the Circle A graves of Mycenae. Minoan art is well represented in the museum collections with frescos from Akrotiri. Classic greek sculpture and pottery from all periods of Greek history are also to be found in the museum collections. he National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artefacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. Mycenean civilization is represented by stone, bronze and ceramic pots, figurines, ivory, glass and faience objects, golden seals and rings from the vaulted tombs in Mycenae and other locations in the Peloponnese (Tiryns and Dendra in Argolis, Pylos in Messinia and Vaphio in Lakonia). Of great interest are the two golden cups from Vafeio showing a scene of the capture of a bull.

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