Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Neptune of Artemision, bronze, 3rd c. B.C.

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Poseidon of Artemision is a masterful work of ancient Greek art. Hosted at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Believed to represent the Zeus brandishing shrapnel or lightning or Neptune holding his trident. The object he was holding was not found.

Found into the sea, near the cape of Artemision in Euboea, at the point of a shipwreck in the middle of the 2nd century B.C. Preceded the finding of the left hand in 1926 and the rest of the statue in 1928. The finding was published by George Oekonomou in 1928 in "Proceedings of the Academy of Athens". The exploration of the shipwrecked vessel was stopped in 1928 due to the death of one of the divers and has not repeated. It is believed that the ship was carrying Greek artworks to Italy

(Translation from Wikipedia C. Theodorou)

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece. 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. There are permanent and periodic collections of every greek territory and the most famous classical statues of the antiquity.

(Text by C. Theodorou)

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Comments (98)

tu andy on January 27, 2013

Very good shot,
Like,
Greetings, andy

Christos Theodorou on January 27, 2013

tu.andy.at - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Far lang on January 28, 2013

Well captured. LIKE. Greetings, heinz.

Christos Theodorou on January 28, 2013

Farlang - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

mauro a. (alpino47) on February 5, 2013

Ottimo scatto per questa fantastica statua bronzea. Ciao Mauro

LK

Christos Theodorou on February 5, 2013

alpino47 - Molte grazie per la vostra visita e commenti - Saluti da Atene

Chinappi on February 9, 2013

For me, this is a very interesting capture. As far I understand, the job was well done.

Of course, I LIKE it.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

Bernard.

Christos Theodorou on February 9, 2013

Chinappi - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Chinappi on February 9, 2013

:-)

© Fabio Rosati © on February 13, 2013

Per il Sig. Christos Theodorou.

Ciao Christos,

splendida l'arte greca,

complimenti per la foto Lk,

un saluto cordiale, Fabio Rosati - Velletri - Rm - Italy -

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

© Fabio Rosati © - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

ASY photos on February 23, 2013

Classic ancient Greek culture and the arts!

Like

Cordial greetings!

©ASY

Christos Theodorou on February 23, 2013

©ASY - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Kent Hunt on March 3, 2013

Hello Christos,

I like your gallery! These museum photos are great. L I find it interesting that Google Earth accepted this fine photo, but not some of these other great shots. I added you to my favorite photographers.

Thank you for your comments. Reading them brought a smile to my face.

Greetings,

Kent (goldnberyl)

Christos Theodorou on March 3, 2013

goldnberyl - G. E. decisions are strange sometimes ! Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Christos Theodorou on April 29, 2013

Antonio Aroca - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Remzi AYDIN on July 15, 2013

Beautiful image, very nice - LIKE - thanks for your visit, greetings from Turkey- Remzi Aydın.

Christos Theodorou on July 16, 2013

Remzi Aydın - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

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  • Uploaded on January 6, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2013/01/06 13:14:18
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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