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Epigraphic Museum, Athens

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#38 of 72 in Museums in Athens
The Epigraphical Museum (Greek: Επιγραφικόν μουσείον) of Athens, Greece, is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. Its collection comprises 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece. It is situated in the south wing of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. It comprises an internal and external courtyard (atrium), a lobby, eleven rooms, a large hypostyle Pi-shaped corridor, a gallery, offices, a laboratory for the conservation of inscribed stone monuments and lavatories. Only the courtyards, lobby and four rooms are open to the public, while the rest is reserved for researchers. A full photographic archive of the collection is being assembled for future visitors.
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  • This little museum is right around the corner from the National Archaeological Museum. Understandably they don't get many visitors (the staff even thought I came to the wrong place!) but it's...  more »
  • It is a scholars museum. This is easily the most interesting museum in Athens and must be done first. I didn’t and paid the price. You will learn the language so the other museums will be so much.....  more »

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