Photographic exhibition at NAM marks 72nd anniversary of Athens’ liberation from Germans

The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) is holding a photographic exhibition based on its rich archive on the work done by the museum to conceal and protect its antiquities on the eve of the occupation, as part of the events to mark the 72nd anniversary of Athens’ liberation from the Germans.

The exhibition, titled “Athens Free, October 12 1944”, will open on Wednesday at the museum café and will include 30-minute tours between 11:00 and 13:00 for groups of up to 40 people. On the same day, the museum will hold tours led by archaeologists in the rooms used to hide antiquities during WWII. The tours, which will have a maximum of 40 visitors each, will take place between 11:00 and 12:00.

The event is co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, the Prefecture of Attica, the municipality of Athens, public TV channel ERT and the General State Archives. For more information on the tours, call 213 214489. Those who want to participate in will have to state their name at the ticket desk.