Hermitage Museum treasures on view in Athens


El Greco’s painting of the Apostles Peter and Paul is displayed at the Christian and Byzantine Museum in Athens as part of "The State Hermitage Museum: Gateway to History" exhibition, which opens to the public Tuesday. Running to February next year, the temporary display showcases 80 pieces from the Russian museum’s permanent collections, including antiquities, paintings and sculptures. The exhibition is the last event organized by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the museum within the "Russian Year in Greece and the Greek Year in Russia" framework. [Simela Pantartzi/EPA]