The Acropolis Museum, with its archaeological exhibits, presents in a unique way the history of Greece during classical times. In this Museum, one can admire the wonderful sculptural works of the 6th and 5th centuries BC, which became a prototype for many other artworks from European Renaissance onwards. Inside the exhibition galleries, visitors can view the creation of the first monumental architectural sculptures related to mythology, but also expressing the political perceptions of Athenians about this time period, as well as about themselves. Furthermore, visitors can admire the Korai, the magnificent sculptures depicting young women, which were offerings from important Athenian families, dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Finally, visitors are afforded the opportunity to view the famous Caryatid statues and the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, the most significant temple of the Acropolis.
The archaeological excavation that lies beneath the Museum also provides the opportunity to visitors to appreciate the remains of the day to day lives of the people that lived in the shadow of the Acropolis over various periods.
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