The Athens National Archaeological Museum

After touring the Acropolis and cruising part of the Aegean Sea, we spent a good amount of time in the Athens National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine Museum. “The boy riding on the horse” statue was a well-preserved treasure. The size was rather impressive, 9.5 ft long and 6.9 ft high, and dated between 200 BC and 140 BC:

There were several exhibition rooms of ancient Greek metal pots, jewelry, and tools.  As you may notice that forms and shapes of the pots and tools have not changed much since the ancient time.

The Byzantine Museum was surprisingly small. Though the Byzantine Empire has a long history, from 330 to 1453, but most of the treasures were destroyed by the Ottoman after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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