April 15, 2006

The iconic value of Greece’s cultural heritage

Posted at 12:45 pm in Acropolis, Greece Archaeology

Greece is publishing a series of stamps depicting artefacts from Greek museums. One of the stamps in the first set issued will show a piece from the collection of the current Acropolis Museum. They see it partly as a way of encouraging tourism – letters sent out from the country to abroad will each carry images of some of the country’s cultural highlights.

Kathimerini (English Edition)

Saturday April 15, 2006
Stamps: Cultural messengers on an envelope

Our ancient heritage and history is traveling the world on a series of postage stamps titled «Greek Museums,» released on April 7. Our museums are a major attraction for both Greek and foreigners all year round. Every visit is a unique journey into the past, into knowledge and tradition. The first selection depicts exhibits from the National Archaeological Museum (Greece’s largest museum and one of the world’s best for ancient sculpture), the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art (with its prehistoric and Cycladic artifacts), the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum with its modern Greek art, and the Benaki Museum with its 33,000 exhibits. What foreigner who receives a letter stamped with the Kouros of Anavyssos would not want to come and see the original?

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