The stunning statue of Athena Parthenos will be brought to life at the Acropolis Museum on ‘Oxi Day,’ Greece’s National Holiday, which takes place on Monday, October 28, 2019.
The famous statue of Athena was made of gold and ivory and was designed by Phidias, who was one of the most acclaimed artists of ancient Greece. It once stood tall and proud inside the Parthenon and was at the time the most renowned cult image of Athens. Although there are many theories, it is believed the statue was destroyed in a fire during the 5th century.
On Monday, 28th of October, 2019, the Acropolis Museum, which is known as one of the world’s best museums, is inviting its visitors on a walk of knowledge about Athena’s construction, the materials, and techniques used, along with myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.
Presentations about the lost statue of Athena Parthenos will be held by Museum Archaeologists, in Greek, at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. and in English, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the special exhibition Chisel and Memory, which showcases the great restoration works of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis.
The Museum’s exhibition areas and the archaeological excavation will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free entry for all visitors on the day.