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Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine & Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Put Byzantine & Christian Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athens trip itinerary maker.
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  • Even if the Byzantine time is not your favourite era, this museum will be unforgettable! The way it is built, the way the exhibits are set and the whole atmosphere guarantee a travel through time. Its...  read more »
  • Located just after the archaeological site of the school of Aristotle (continue) and just before the Evangelismos metro station, the Museum is a former central building and two newer wings. The first agency in several levels gives a comprehensive overview of Christian art in the byzantine period. Paintings, sculptures, but also impressive copies of the Bible, some sumptuous to the image of the Ruddy copy offered by Catherine of Russia to the Greek community of Livorno. Access €8.
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  • An interesting look at the Christian Byzantine and post-Byzantine art. Many pictures, mosaics but also everyday items, weapons and coins, allowing someone to imagine the era. It would be helpful more information frames. (These are large and legible) but also video or virtual recomposition
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