Visit to National Historical Museum
On Wednesday, 4 March 2009, all Advanced 2 students visited the National Historical Museum, situated in the heart of Athens.
The museum is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building that originally served as the seat of the Hellenic Parliament. In its halls, visitors can see the historical course of Modern Hellenism until WW II through paintings, heirlooms, private and public documents, traditional costumes, and jewellery.
Our students had the opportunity to see unique exhibits such as the first Constitution of the Hellenes, banners from the 1821 Revolution, weapons and personal objects of military leaders, documents of important political figures, and signed treaties as well as the hall where the assemblies of the first Hellenic Parliament were held. Students were particularly impressed by a hall dedicated to the philhellenes; for the first time, they realized the extent of the philhellene offer to the revolutionary cause as is the case with Lord Byron.
This visit definitely enriched the knowledge that our students had for modern Greek history. So, classes end in the most pleasant and constructive way…
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