With more than 300 exhibits and with the help of images, templates, drawings and representations, the Acropolis Museum official Guide offers a colorful introduction to the richness and diversity of its unique collections and a perfect companion for visitors who wish to get acquainted with the Museum’s highlights. Using the exhibits as a starting point and written by the curators of the exhibition, the Guide outlines the political, economic, social and cultural conditions that gave birth to the masterpieces of Athenian Acropolis and reveals known and unknown aspects of a world that continues to feed the minds and feelings of modern man.
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The Acropolis Museum, among the most important in the world, includes unique masterpieces, especially original works of archaic and classical Greek art, which are directly linked to the sacred rock of the Athenian Acropolis.
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, 11742, Athens
The Museum The Chios Mastic Museum is located in the Mastichochoria (literally: mastic villages), a group of medieval villages in Southern Chios, the only site in the Mediterranean where the mastic tree, orPistacia lentiscus var. Chia, is cultivated; called by its generic name of skínos in Greek, this is an endemic variety of pistacia plant from which mastíha (gum mastic) is produced. The Chios Mastic Museum aims to showcase the production history of the mastic tree’s cultivation and the processing of its resin, which it integrates into the cultural landscape of Chios. Through the prism of UNESCO’s inclusion of traditional mastic cultivation on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014, emphasis is given to the diachronicity and sustainability of this product of Chios. What is on display: The permanent exhibition centres on Chios mastíha as a unique natural product. The introductory module provides information on the mastic tree and mastíha, its resin, which in 2015 was recognised as a natural medicine. The first module presents the traditional know-how of mastic cultivation. The second module focuses on how managing the cultivation and its produce shaped the agricultural landscape and the settlements of southern Chios and the […]
Locality of Rachi (Tepeki), Chios
Dr. Athanasios Koutroumpas is the founder of the Entomological Museum of Volos. Entomology has always been a special interest to Dr. Koutroumpas who started with a collection of Nocturnal Lepidoptera in 1958 while still just 12 years old. Then, in 1964 he was accepted into the University of Agriculture in Athens where he formalized his training in scientific method. From 1974-1978 he specialized in the physiology and systematic classification of insects while studying, classifying, and recording the growing number of acquisitions that would form the basis of the museum. Today the museum exhibits approximately 100,000 insects of various taxon and more are constantly added. The majority of insects are butterflies (Lepidoptera) that belong to an extensive collection of more than 40,000 species, subspecies, and races. All specimens are classified according to the international rules of Systematic Entomology and have been collected from all continents by Dr. Koutroumpas during scientific expeditions that he has realized himself. Not only is the Entomological Museum of Volos unique in Greece, but it is the biggest and the most complete private museum in the Balkans. It enjoys renown in both the local and international scientific communities, attracting Greek and foreign entomologists who visit the museum […]