On the occasion of this year’s celebration, the Acropolis Museum continues the minting of commemorative medals, so as to acquaint visitors with small but beloved objects in its collection. This year’s medal displays a fighting rooster; the impetuous and persistent rooster was the competitive prototype for athletes and fighters in ancient Athens. As early as the beginning of the 5th century BC, alektryonon agones (cock fights) were performed every year in the Dionysos theatre on the south slope of the Acropolis.
On this day, the Acropolis Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until midnight, providing free entry to its visitors. Museum Archaeologist-Hosts will be presenting various programmes for children and adults related to the rooster.
At 9 p.m., in the Museum’s entrance courtyard, the Orchestra of the Centre of Arts and Culture of Dion will perform songs by great composers from the rich repertoire of traditional and Greek art music.
Commemorative medal produced by the Bank of Greece – Mint on the occasion of International Museum Day 2013. Copyright Acropolis Museum
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|Date: 18/05/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Acropolis Museum, 15, Dionysiou Areopagitou str.|