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March 27, 2004
The exhibits follow chronological order. Very old pieces at the entrance, very well kept 5000 year old items, moving onto breathtaking Roman jewelry from the beginning of Christianity. Items from Asia Minor are interesting. Impressive costumes, decorations and icons from cities of Asia Minor: Smyrna, Pontus, Nigde.. Bridal clothes of colorful details and thick gold or silver belts according to the budget of bride's father are surely unique.
The higher you go up in the museum the nearer the exhibits get to today, and they stop with the Lousanne meetings and Venizelos. There are a lot of historical briefs and other materials shedding light on the issues of that time.
Entry of this museum is 6 Euros and worth every cent.
From journal Coctail of chaos and beauty
Flat Rock, Michigan
May 6, 2003
Don't plan on taking your camera in -- it is safe with the coat-check gal. It is best to buy the book (15 euros) in the gift shop prior to entering, although you will recieve a floor plan, but with children, you will not see everything. This museum houses an amazing collection -- it can be overwhelming, so take it in bites. For the price, if you are into museums, make this a two-day affair.
This gift shop is great -- it is actually four rooms with wonderful reproductions of many of the items displayed in the museum. You can buy just about anything: jewlery, pottery, linnens, books, and paperweights, plus a lot more.
From journal 5 days in Athens with the EU!