Posts Tagged ‘museum’

The Isle Mont-St-Michel

Mont-St-Michel - The magic panorama

The medieval abbey Mont-St-Michel (St. Michael’s Mount) is located on a tidal island. This Island is located on the border between Normandy and Brittany at the mouth of the river Couesnon. The history begins in 8th Century, when a chapel devoted to St. Michael was built. Later was built a benedictine abbey, which was gradually expanded and fortified to withstand the siege Britons. Read more »

Athens: War Museum

Athens War Museum: The Building

The Athens War Museum is the museum of the Greek Armed Forces. It is situated near Athens Centre, at the junction of Vassilis Sofias and Rizari streets – the next metro station is Evangelismos. The exhibition covers weapon artifacts and the relevant research in the history of war in all ages. The collections are focused on the Greek Army, but artifacts from other civilizations such as Ancient China and Ancient Japan are also present. The museum has short opening hours, but the admission is free! Read more »

Athens: Ancient Agora

Athens Ancient Agora: Temple of Hephaestus

The Ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora. Peisistratus reorganized the Athenian Agora in the 6th century BC: he removed residential houses and made it the centre of Athenian government. He also built a drainage system, fountains and a temples. There is a Museum of the Ancient Agora, housed in the Stoa of Attalos, and its exhibits are connected with the Athenian democracy and the daily life of Athenians. Read more »