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Archaeological Museum of Piraeus


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The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Attica, (Greece) contains mainly sculptures, discovered in Piraeus and in the area of the Attic coast from Bronze Age to Roman times

 

Collections

The museum's displayed objects are divided in sections:

  • Prehistoric collection (Mycenaean)
  • Pottery collection
  • Bronze statues
  • A reconstruction of a typical Classical sanctuary (Cybele's)
  • Classical gravestones
  • Large funerary monuments
  • Hellenistic sculptures
  • Roman sculptures

The building

The old building of the museum (330 m2 ), which is currently used as a storage room, was built in 1935. The new two-store building, which was inaugurated in 1981, covers a total area of total 1.394 m2. Both buildings neighbour on the Zeas (Greek: Ζέα) ancient classical theater. In the near future, the theater site is going to be used as an open-air sculpture exhibition.

Visitors information

The museum is accessible with the Athens metro or bus lines. It is 15-minute walk from Piraeus station and a couple minute walk from bus station. Moreover, it is a 5-minute walk from the area for the reception of Cruise ships of the Piraeus port.

 


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