The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of the National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece (3471517860)

The National Archaeological Museum contains many masterpieces of art, archaeology and objects of historical significance. Below are just some of my favourites:

  • Mask of Agamemnon
  • Artemision Bronze
  • Ship procession fresco, Akrotiri
  • Antikythera mechanism
  • Jockey of Artemision


“We do not imitate, but are a model to others.” Pericles



Photo Credit: By Tilemahos Efthimiadis from Athens, Greece [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons