Greece has a long and broad history. In ancient times Greece was the height of civilization. It should be no wonder that in Greece today you will find the finest museum of ancient Greek artifacts in The National Archaeological Museum in Athens Greece. The National Archaeological Museum is located at 44 Patission Street, Athens Greece. If you are not a EU resident od student you will have to pay 7 Euro for the entrance fee but students and EU residents get in free which is bothersome because they should either let in everyone free of only kids but not pick and choose, even Greeks only would be understandable.
The National Archaeological Museum is one of the worlds most famous museums. The National Archaeological Museum has the largest collection of Greek antiquities and artifacts. Many of the famous artifacts on display in the museum you have probably seen in your history books at one time or another. Some of the more famous pieces that are housed in the museum include the Mask of Agamemnon which at one times was believed to be the death mask of the famous king but is now considered to new to be the mask of the famous king. The Antikytherea mechanism is believed to be an ancient mechanical computer for calculating astronomical events and was way ahead of its time. Nothing like the Anikytherea clock would be made for many centuries anywhere else and it has been talked about by conspiracy theorist as being from aliens or some lost secret technology. The Artemision Bronze often shows up in textbooks and is considered to be either Zeus or Poseidon. The Artemision is more impressive in real life as it is just a little larger then a tall human.
Anyone with an interest in history will love The National Archaeological Museum. Besides housing Greek archaeological antiquities and artifacts the museum also houses Egyptian artifacts as well. In fact the Egyptian collection is very large and one of the best in the world making The National Archaeological Museum on of the best Greek as well as the best all around archaeological museums in the world.
If you find yourself in Athens a stop at The National Archaeological Museum is a must. The National Archaeological Museum is one of the best museums you will ever visit.