The National Archaeological Museum invites its visitors to follow along on an imaginary walk through the world of Hadrian and Antinoos, taking them from Athens to the Marathon Sanctuary of Egyptian Gods.
The museum’s archeologists will be welcoming visitors to a “walk,” thanks to which the aspects of the spiritual renaissance of Greek culture during the time of the philhellene emperor will be revealed.
This “Walk” will take place in the context of the Invisible Museum, the National Archaeological Museum’s initiative, which from December 15-February 2018 will be highlighting selected antiquities. Following 15 objects so far presented, the Invisible Museum hosts Hadrian and Antinoos, 19 centuries later.
This “meeting” of past and present takes place on the occasion of the exhibition of the inscribed memorial base of a monument in honor of the Emperor Hadrian, and of a portrait of his follower and protege, Antinoos. The works, presented for the first time at the heart of the museum, 19 centuries after the emperor’s visit to Athens, will remain in the “Altar Hall” until Sunday, March 4.
Their exhibition at the Invisible Museum accompanies the National Archaeological Museum’s periodical exhibition, “Hadrian and Athens. Conversing with an ideal world.”