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GALLERY TALKS at the Acropolis Museum
Join archaeologist-led guided tours inside the Acropolis Museum and discover unknown facts and hidden treasures from the museum's unique collection of Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic art.

Horses from a four-horse chariot, that used to adorn a metope at the Hekatombedon on the Acropolis. Photo by Socratis Mavrommatis. Copyright the Acropolis Museum.

Seven years after its spectacular opening, the Acropolis Museum still sparks controversy amongst locals about its looks; designed by Swiss starchitect Bernhard Tschumi as a stack of layers that symbolically reflect the site's layered history, the building houses treasures and artefacts from the Athenian Acropolis and its slopes, and traces the sacred rock's history from prehistoric times all the way through the Byzantine era and into modernity.

1 July - 31 December 2016
The Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, 11742, Athens

Statuette of Zeus Keravnios. The god of sky and weather holds his symbol par excellence, the lightning. 470-460 BC. Copyright the Acropolis Museum.

Oak branch and leaves. An oracle oak tree was where Zeus lived in Dodona. 4th-3rd century BC. Copyright the Acropolis Museum.

As part of its Gallery Talks series, the Acropolis Museum in Athens presents two special guided tours in English and French, led by the museum’s archaeologists and curators: one in tandem with the temporary exhibition "Dodona, the Oracle of Sounds" and the other as a general tour around the museum, providing insights about well-known artworks like the Caryatids, the Parthenon Frieze and more.

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