The Unseen Museum is the successful activity of the National Archaeological Museum that showcases selected antiquities from the world of storage.
After dozens of wonderful objects, the Unseen Museum invites you this year to the presentation of rare and unknown antiquities from Asia Minor, emerging from the warehouses of the National Archaeological Museum.
In the autumn of 2022, on the occasion of the one-century anniversary of the Catastrophe of Asia Minor, the Unseen Museum will host two masterpiece ancient sculptures. These are two small marble statues of seated Heroes, which once decorated a luxurious sarcophagus from the famous in its time sculpture workshop of Dokimiko (an ancient site near Afion Karachisar). The works were purchased in 1883 by the Archaeological Society of Athens from the archaeological workshop of K. Polychronopoulos in Smyrna and have been kept in the warehouses of the National Archaeological Museum since the end of the 19th century. The two little Eros from Smyrna are presented for the first time in the heart of the Museum (“Hall of the Vault” / room 34), from Wednesday 12 October to Monday 19 December 2022.
On 23 October, 13 and 27 November and 18 December on Sunday, as well as on 26 October and 9 and 30 November on Wednesday, at 13:00 pm. , Museum archaeologists will welcome visitors to the exhibition area and talk with them about the Asia Minor sculpture workshops of antiquity, the symbolism of the Heroes in the art of death, as well as the activities of Greek archaeologists in Asia Minor during the Greek Administration of Smyrna and the fate of the great collections in the days of the Catastrophe.
Dates of presentations:
23 October, 13 and 27 November and 18 December on Sunday, starting at 13:00 and
26 October and 9 and 30 November on Wednesday, starting at 13:00 on Wednesday.