The Acropolis today presents a similar picture as in antiquity when the monuments were being built. The sound most frequently heard by the visitor today and then is that of tools chiseling marble. The Museum Kit contains a piece of marble that has traces of tools that were used by ancient and contemporary Greek stonemassons. Included also are hammers and a series of tools corresponding to the tool marks on the marble. The teacher’s pack comprises texts, drawings, films, photographs of ancient quarries and posters showing the different kinds of marble found in Greece.
The purpose of the Kit is to give the pupils a chance to carve stone and marble so that they can understand the problems of the materials. They can also observe the traces left by the various tools and recognize them on the surfaces of ancient and modern buildings and sculpture.
Υπηρεσία Συντήρησης Μνημείων Ακρόπολης / Acropolis Restoration Service