Building inscription, from the Erechtheion. 408/407 BC (EM 6667).

Building the Acropolis: the accounts

Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Among the sources for the ancient world which we are fortunate enough to have knowledge of, building accounts have a special place. Research on the Acropolis has yielded a number of such texts which testify to details of the construction or repair of both buildings and statues of the Acropolis. Visitors will be able to read these ancient marble testaments to the administration of public funds, at the Museum. They will discuss the needs which prompted their inscription in stone and their public display, and the channels that they open in our knowledge about the various aspects of ancient life. The presentation will be enhanced by the use of magnifying lenses and written and pictorial sources on digital tablets.

The gallery talk 'Building the Acropolis: the accounts' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 10 January 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 40 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk

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