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Epigraphical Museum

Not receiving the recognition it deserves, but it is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind worldwide. The Epigraphic Museum was founded in 1885 to research, study, recording, preservation and promotion of ancient Greek inscriptions housed in the south wing of the ground floor of the building of the National Archaeological Museum. Its exhibits include 14 078 ancient Greek inscriptions of various kinds (tombstones, memorial lists epigrams from public funerary monuments inscribed bases archaic statues, resolutions, dedicatory inscriptions, etc.) in stone, marble and clay, derived mainly from Attica, but other areas of the ancient Greek world. Primarily written in Greek language, and there are few Latin, around 40 Jewish inscriptions of 16th-17th century, few Ottoman inscriptions and even fewer in other languages. The Greek inscriptions time placed in different historical periods, from the 8th BC century to the 5th-6th AD, with a few examples from the Byzantine period and modern times. The findings stand out the most ancient stone inscription from the Acropolis, the city's laws of Athens, and the column with the economics of the construction of the gold and ivory statue of the goddess Athena by Phidias. At the site of the Museum organized temporary exhibitions of ancient Greek inscriptions and contemporary art exhibitions with works inspired by the Greek writing and ancient inscriptions. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 08: 00-15: 00, Mon closed. From April 1st to October 31st: Full €4, reduced €2 From November 1st to March 31st: €2 Single Ticket for three days: €15 Valid for the National Archaeological Museum, the Epigraphic Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. No discounts are applied to the single ticket.

1, Tositsa Str., Athens