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Pericles, son of Xanthipos at the Acropolis Museum

For the first time after its opening, the Acropolis Museum presents an exhibition – a small ‘vignette’ exhibition– that and gives visitors the opportunity to understand the permanent collection within a richer historical context by providing information on other related individuals and events of the antiquity.

The exhibition provides insights into the actions and personality of the prominent and influential statesman Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) perhaps most known in contemporary times for his ambitious project, and the famous Parthenon sculptures that are exhibited on the Museum’s third floor Parthenon Gallery. However, Pericles also influenced dramatically the internal and external affairs, the city’s finance and social functionality, from the mid 5th century until the beginning of the Peloponnesian War.

All visitors have free access to the exhibition which is mounted in the Museum foyer, before entering the permanent collection. The exhibition presents a small number of highly significant archaeological exhibits, including a portrait of Pericles, marble reliefs, inscriptions, coins and remuneration tokens.

 - 31/01/2011

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