Athens – National Archaeological Museum (Hippo)

I might well be posting photos of random artefacts from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens for many more days yet, there was much to see.

Anyway, this is a hippo dating back to 3,000BC, made from granite and found in a temple at Abydos in Egypt. It’s apparently a particularly rare find given the large size of the hippo. I imagine that creating this would have taken many hours of chipping away at granite, but it still seems to be in reasonable condition even given its great age.