The National Museum of Archeology in Athens is one of the most important museums in the world. In addition to being the largest museum in Greece, it is also the richest in the world of Hellenic art, with exhibitions that cover all the history and artistic production of ancient Greece, dating from the Cycladic, Mycenaean, and Classic times. It also preserves Egyptian and Roman collections. The museum was founded in 1834 when a Royal Decree was set up to set up a central archaeological museum in Theséion. But soon this place was inadequate, and in 1866, thanks to the contributions of private citizens, a large building was built, whose construction was completed in 1880. The initial design of the architect Ludwig Lange was later amended by Ernst Ziller , Panages Kalkos and Harmodios Vlachos. The building came to need an extension, and in 1925 a new wing was built, which was built in 1939. The rooms, the mino frescoes, were opened to the public in 2005. In May 2008, the waiting collection of Egyptian antiquities was inaugurated and the collection of Eleni and Antonis Stathatos. Some of the ancient artists whose works are in the museum are: Mirone, Skopa, Eutimide, Lido, Agoracrito, Agasias, Pan Painter, Wedding Painter, Painter of Meleagro, Cimone of Cleone, Painter of Nesso, Damofonte, Aisone, Painter of Anal, Polignoto, Ermonace. The collections contain works of: sculpture, Loutrophoros, amphorae, hydrie, skyphos, craters, pelicans and lekythos, stele, frescoes, jewelery, weapons, tools, coins, toys and other ancient finds. These artifacts come from archaeological excavations carried out at: Santorini, Micene, Tirinto, Dodona, Vaphio, Ramnunte, Lycosura, Aegean Islands, Delo, Afaia Temple in Aegina, Artemide Orthia Sanctuary in Sparta, Pylos, Thebes, Athens, Excavations of Var, the wreck of Anticitera and of several other places in Greece. It also houses the ancient terracotta daidala that inspired the Athena and Febo mascot designers of the XXVIII Olympics Games held in 2004 in Athens. The collections of the museum are divided into several sections. Below are some of the most relevant works. Neolithic art collection and first and middle age of bronze. In this section are exposed objects of the lithic and eldic periods of the fourth and second millenniums BC Particularly worthy of mention are the idyllic idols of the 4th millennium BC found in the Sesklo necropolis, among which is the kourothrophos, a woman sitting with a child in her arms. Cycladic art collection. In this section are shown objects from the Cyclades Islands; it documented this civilization in its development from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age with the display of vases and idols of white marble with smooth contours and stylized shapes. To remember the female figure of 152 cm, and the head of a marble goddess painted by the protocicladic era, found at Amorgós, the Lira Player and the Double Flute Player. Among the most important pieces, a marble head of Andíparos of the II protocicladic period. This section documents the birth, evolution and decline of mycenaean civilization. Recalling the Agamemnon Mask of the mid-16th century, Heinrich Schliemann, finding it as belonging to the Achaean King, the so-called Vase of Warriors, was an important vessel from the end of the 13th century BC. with depictions of seven warriors and a woman, the Nestor Cup and the gold cups. It is worth remembering, among the various precious funeral kits, the three-anchored alabaster jar, and among the other pieces a sculpted and painted sphinx head, a rare example of mycenean sculpture from the 13th century BC, a bronze dagger with gold scenes lion hunting and clay tablets written online, found in Pílos.