A Visit to the National Archaeological Museum by Lyda Krontira
"This small book is not a guide to the National Archaeological Museum.
The various objects are not mentioned in the order in which they are exhibited.
Only the most important, the most representative, or those which correspond
to the aims of the book are mentioned.
This book - written for the young, but, why not, for grown-ups too - aims to:
Show the reader what difficult and complex work is done from the moment an object
is discovered until this is displayed in the Museum.
Present the most representative of the Museum's works and the historical events
which are related to them.
Become a tool in the reader's hands, which will enable him to distinguish between
the various kinds of Ancient Greek Art, understand the works and be able to
compare them to similar ones if he sees them in other museums.
We hope that the children will have fun with the questions and puzzles - that
they will not remain mere readers, but will participate and play in this wonderful
world of ancient civilization which looks like a dream, but is in fact real
history." Lyda Krontira
Editions Ekdotiki Athinos, Athens, 72 pages, 135 colour illustrations.