Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1902, in order to house the finds from the "Purification Pit" of 426/5 B.C., which was discovered in 1898 on the islet of Rheneia, by D. Stavropoulos.
It was designed by Alexandros Lykakis and paid for by the Ministry of Education and the Archaeological Society of Athens, while the land was donated by the Municipality of Mykonos. The original Neoclassical building assumed its present, "insular" form in 1934, and the large, eastern room, was added in 1972.
The exhibition of the museum includes a large number of vases, ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period (25th-1st century B.C.), grave statues, stelae and funerary urns from Rheneia, and very few finds from Mykonos.
The museum contains the following collections:
- Funerary statues and grave stelae dating from the 2nd/1st century B.C.,
- Pottery dating from the 25th to the 1st century B.C.,
- Clay figurines dated to the 2nd/1st century B.C.,
- Jewellery and small objects of the 2nd/1st century B.C.
Delos Museum was build in 1904 by the Archaeological Society at Athens and originally consisted of the five western rooms. It was enlarged in 1931 and 1972 and in the same period, the exterior of the building underwent great, but unfortunate, alterations. The present exhibition is arranged in nine rooms. Six rooms contain the statues and reliefs found in Delos (one of the best collections in the world), two rooms contain pottery ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period, and the last one contains various objects of everyday life, found in the private houses. However, the exhibition is not yet complete. The museum includes the following collections: - Funerary statues and grave stelae ranging from the 7th to the 1st century B.C. - Pottery ranging from the 25th to the 1st century B.C. - Clay figurines dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C. - Jewellery and small objects dating from the 2nd-1st centuries B.C. - Mosaics of the 2nd-1st centuries B.C. >
Archaeological Museum of Delos
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