MAR 2021



Extension of the temporary Exhibition “Glorious Victories. Between Myth and History” in the National Archaeological Museum.


The current temporary exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum «Glorious Victories. Between Myth and History» which forms part of the celebration program for the 2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae and the Naval Battle of Salamis is extended until 31 October 2021.

The exhibition includes 105 ancient works and a model of the Athenian trireme of the 5th century BC, which are related to and bring to the fore aspects of the victorious struggle of the Greeks against the Persians, assembled both from the National Archaeological Museum as from other museums of Greece, such as the Archaeological Museums of Astros, Thebes, Olympia, as well as from the Konstantinos Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Especially emblematic for the historical anniversary is the bust of Themistocles, Roman copy of an original work of the 5th cent. BC, from the Archaeological Museum of Ostia (Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica) which will remain on display until 3.5.2021.

The National Archaeological Museum announces the extension of the exhibition until the 31 October 2021 in order for visitors from Greece and abroad to have the opportunity to visit it upon the reopening of the museums, when the related to COVID-19 suspension of their operation will expire. The exhibition is also available  in a 360 VR digital presentation on the Museum’s website https://www.namuseum.gr/oi-megales-nikes-sta-oria-toy-mythoy-kai-tis-istorias-psifiaki-periigisi/ allowing on line visitors to explore it constantly and uninterruptedly!

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