Schubert, Stories and Workshops in National Archaeological Museum’s Christmas Program

December 14, 2018

ATHENS – The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is planning to welcome visitors with a series of events of cultural and archaeological interest during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The series of events includes the annual Christmas concert at noon on Sunday, December 23, featuring vocalists, piano, guitar and violin playing songs and sonatas by Schubert.

The Unseen Museum, which brings up and displays antiquities normally held in the museum’s storerooms, will introduce finds from a little-known German excavation of a neolithic settlement in Thessaly carried out in 1941, complete with a narration that “reconstructs” the neolithic way of life, the families, the homes and the domesticated animals that for the first time fed at their mangers, to begin on Sunday, December 23 at 13:00.

Other activities include workshops for children linked to the museum’s temporary exhibition “The Countless Aspects of Beauty”, where children will have the opportunity to learn beauty secrets of earlier times. By observing the artefacts they will collect evidence of how beauty was perceived by ancient societies and discover the ancient myths depicted on ancient pottery, after which they will make their own artwork. The educational programmes will be held on Thursday, December 27 for children aged six to eight, from 11:00 to 12:30, and on Friday, December 28 for children aged nine to 12 years old at 11:00.

Those wishing to participate must contact the museum at the telephone number 2132144800 (from December 18) and book a place in advance.

On Tuesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 27 at 12:00 and on Wednesday January 2, at the same time, the museum’s archaeologists will present the secrets of the ancient white-ground lekythoi and why they constitute a source of inspiration for artists through the ages. On December 18, professor of the History of Art at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Dimitris Pavlopoulos will give participants a tour of the exhibition “Ten White-ground Lekythoi of the Museum of Athens” and will discuss the ways that modern engravers approached the spirit of the ancient ceramic painters to create the iconic white coloured background.

The last event is at noon on January 4, with a narration by Niki Kapari accompanied by musician Giannis Psimadas presenting myths about the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, and the importance of the search for beauty to the ancients. Entrance for under-18s free of charge.


LOS ANGELES — The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy, the museum announced Thursday.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Greek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.