Thursday, October 24, 2013

Athens: National Archaeological Museum

On a drizzly day we walked all the way to the National Archaeological Museum and tested our museum tolerance while hiding out from the rain.

I especially like looking at the jewelry in the museums. The earrings were so delicate and finely detailed.
This statue was part of a special exhibit showing things that were found in a shipwreck. The exhibit included many sculptures, glassware, a couch, and a very interesting contraption with lots of gears and dials. Experts think that the contraption is some sort of celestial calculator/computer. No other machine like it has ever been found.

This was my favorite sculpture in the museum. It depicts Aphrodite about to smack Pan with her sandal while Eros watches.

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