Our good luck charm for 2019 is inspired by one of the decorative details of the architecture of the first, large temple of Athens, the Hekatompedon (early 6th cent. BC). This first grand “Parthenon” signified the beginning of the great dominance of the city of Athens in the early 6th century BC. The decorative detail consists of incides, painted palmettes and lotus flowers. Υοu can see the Hekatompedon in the Archaic Gallery on the first floor. Find out more about the luck charm and other Christmas gifts.

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On Wednesday 31 October 2018, the Acropolis Museum will host the dynamic and experienced music ensemble Athens String Quartet of the Athens State Orchestra for a chamber music concert in the Parthenon Gallery. The Acropolis Museum will be the first stop of the Athens State Orchestra’s tour in museums on the occasion of its Chamber Music Concerts program entitled ‘Musical promenades at the Museums’. Read more.

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On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of Sunday 28 October 2018, the Acropolis Museum invites visitors to enjoy the permanent collections with masterpieces from the archaic and classical period. The temporary exhibition "from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong" will also be open to the public. Gallery talks about the temporary exhibition will be held by Museum Archaeologist-Hosts in Greek and in English. On this day the Museum exhibition areas will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with free entry for all visitors. The restaurant on the second floor will operate during the same hours. Read more.

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On Friday 5 September 2018, the Acropolis Museum will start new gallery talks about the temporary exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” (14/9/2018 – 14/2/2019). Together with Archaeologist-Hosts, visitors will enjoy a rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. Read more.

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Acropolis Museum’s temporary exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” opens to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018 until Thursday 14 February 2019, following its official opening on Friday 14 September 2018.

A rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) is going on display at the Acropolis Museum, with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. Read more.

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