New coin exhibition opens in Athens

martes, 4 de mayo de 2010

People who have booked accommodation in Athens between now and December might find paying a visit to the city's Numismatic Museum and its new exhibition enjoyable.
Entitled Found underneath a tree root ... Ancient Greek Coin Hoards, the display features 21 separate coin piles from the gallery's collections dating from the 5th to the 1st century BC, reports.
In addition, it concentrates on the mythology surrounding these items, as well as the circumstances of their discovery and the reasons for their concealment, such as keeping savings during a time when there were no banks to look after money.
And those who do attend will be able to peruse medals, lead stamps, precious gems and books dedicated to history, archaeology and numismatics as well.
Another site of cultural significance is the Acropolis, which travel guide Spotted by Locals recently described as an "absolute must-see" for anyone on holidays in Athens.
It said this attraction will leave vacationers breathless and is most likely the greatest piece of historical evidence the world has to offer.

By Sarah Mutch