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Epigraphic Museum, Athens

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The Epigraphical Museum 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, 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.Further readingInscriptiones Graecae: Consilio Et Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarium Berolinensis Et Brandenburgensis Editae (Multilingual Edition)
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  • 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...  more »
  • I'd say this museum is not for the tourist; it is for the traveller. Here you will find carved in marble the original resolutions and laws adopted by the ancient Athenians in crucial chapters of their...  more »
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