Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou paid a visit to the National Archaeological Museum on Tuesday.
She was given a tour of an exhibit on the anniversary of the Greek Revolution in 1821 by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.
The exhibition, “For these we fought: Antiquities and the Greek Revolution”, was created as part of the events to celebrate the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence and features Greek antiquities juxtaposed with 18th and 19th century works.
It is named after a quote by General Ioannis Makrygiannis, a leading historical figure who advised Greek fighters not to sell or give away any of the antiquities of Greece “because it’s for these we fought the war”.
In a tweet (in English) following the visit, President Sakellaropoulou said, “I visited the National Archaeological Museum, joined by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. Since yesterday, by adhering to the protection measures, visitors from Greece and abroad can admire the treasures of the Greek cultural heritage again.”