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Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens
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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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  • If you want to see many icons you can visit this museum is well, but if you have little time to visit the archaeological museum, and this leave it for another trip.
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  • People probably do not know enough about the importance of Byzantine Empire which lasted more than any other Empire in the world (about 1.100 years) as well as the art of this period. The Byzantine an...  more »
  • This you should just have seen to the Greek culture to be able to connect to other cultures. And the museum is beautifully built: partly underground
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