NATIONAL ARCAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS Site: NATIONAL ARCAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS Location: Athens, Greece Period: All periods until Byzance
The Collections The Sculpture Collection of the National Archaeological Museum is considered to be one of the most important in the world. The main aim of the display is to present the development of Greek sculpture from the origins of large-scale sculpture (seventh century BC) to the Late Roman period (fourth century AD). The exhibits are unique works of art from mainland Greece and the Aegean islands: statues, reliefs (funerary, votive, and legal), architectural groups, sarcophagi, busts, altars, statues of animals, Hermaic stelai and others (sirens, sphinxes etc). Several vases and bronze figurines complete the display; these help to explain the development of ancient Greek art and enable the visitor to fully appreciate the various periods and styles through a variety of artifacts.