National Archaelogical Museum, Athens greece.

The National Archaelogical Museum is the largest in Greece and houses one of the most important collectios in the world.  It was founded at the end of the 19th century with the origin aim of securing all the findings from the excavations in and around Athens taking place at that time, but it gradually became the central National Archaelogical Museum and was erriched with items found all over Greece.  Housed in an imposing, characteristic neoclassical building the original design was conceived by Ludwing Lange and was later modified by a team of Greek architects, including the renowned Ernst Ziller- it contains the richest collection of artefacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.  It’s valuable collections, which number more than 11.000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civillization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.  Its five large pernament collections are the Prehistoric, the Sculptures, the Vase and Minor Objects, the Metallurgy and the Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities collection.