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The Archaeological Museum of Kythera reopens

After nine years of closure, the Archaeological Museum of Kythera opens its doors to the public, fully renovated and with a modern exhibition space. The inauguration will be on Saturday, May 7, 2016. It is located in Chora and aims to stimulate the visitors’ interest about the archaeological sites of Kythera and Antikythera. It features antiquities from both islands covering a time span from 5000 BC to the 3rd century AD.

The building was constructed in 1911 for the Kytheraic Union and it was donated to the Greek Ministry of Culture in 1975. In 1981 it was renovated in order to house the finds from excavations and operated until 2006 when it was damaged by an earthquake and closed its doors to the public  The museum contains the Minoan findings from the excavations of Palaeopoli. An archaic lion from Kythera. Various prehistoric findings. Pottery and stone artefacts dated to the Minoan period, found in Palaeopoli. Vases found in the excavations of Palaeopoli. Head of a statue. Iconistic head of a beardless man, dated to the Roman period. Marble head of a youth, dated to the Roman period, copy of an original statue of the 4th century B.C.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit it.


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