(Atenas, Setembro 2009)
In Athens I wanted to visit the National Archaeological Museum, where I had never been (shame on me!) and which has fantastic collections, from archaic (kouroi) to hellenistic sculpture and including mycenaic treasuries (Agamemnon's mask) and cycladic art. One regrets only the absence of pieces which one might expect to see there and instead grace other european and american museums.
O Museu Arqueológico de Heraklion, em Creta, está em obras mas não deixa de mostrar numa única sala as jóias da sua colecção de arte minóica, que incluem os famosos frescos do palácio de Knossos, no qual se encontram apenas, e bem, reproduções.
(Heraklion, Creta, Setembro 2009)
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is undergoing repairs but shows in one room the main exhibits of its minoan collection, which include the famous Knossos palace frescoes, of which only copies can be seen on the site (and rightly so).