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Athens University History Museum (Kleanthis- Schaubert House)

The Athens University History Museum belongs to the traditional Athenian architecture with asymmetrical axes, an enclosed balcony, loggia, vaults and wells.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1837 The repair or re-construction of the building was completed.

    1963 It was declared listed.

    1975 Maintenance works started, which lasted 10 years.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

    1674 The original building was constructed.

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The mission of the History Museum of the University of Athens is the collection, documentation, preservation and showcasing of its historical memorabilia. These include portraits of professors, rare books and manuscripts, photographs, stamps, medals and the pennon of the university. The building belongs to the traditional Athenian architecture with asymmetrical axes, an enclosed balcony, loggia, vaults and wells. Its “core” section is of 17th century architecture. Opinions differ on whether architects, associates and friends Stamatis Kleanthis and Eduard Schaubert, who bought the house from its previous Turkish owner Sante Khanum, had it repaired or built anew but they definitely did not alter its original character. 

What I can't see

It was in this house that the owners drafted the first urban design of the new capital, which was however not implemented. The building housed the first university of the newly-founded Greek State, until the construction of the building of the Trilogy of Athens at Panepistimiou Street. It has since been used for various purposes, such as barracks and a school, and has had several owners. Today, it is a museum of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, which hosts periodic exhibitions, conferences, lectures and projections, as well as student tours. During the summer months, concerts and plays are performed in the courtyard, under the Acropolis. 



Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Οικία Κλεάνθη- Schaubert (Παλαιό Πανεπιστήμιο), [Kleanthis- Schaubert house (Old University)], ΕΙΕ

Last visit 22/11/2013


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


Nationan and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (2009), Μουσείο Ιστορίας του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, [Museum of the History of Athens University],

Last visit 22/11/2013