Archaeological Museum, Chios

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The Archaeological Museum of Chios is a museum located on Michalon Street in Chios town, Chios, Greece. It was constructed in 1966-1971 and covers a total area of 2500 square metres. 1200 square metres of floor space is occupied by the exhibitions.The museum underwent renovation in 1998 and reopened in November 1999 and features a collection of antiquities from the Neolithic Era up to the Roman times excavated at the ancient sites of Emporio, Fana, Dotia, Aghio Galas and at Chios town.Many of the artifacts unearthed at the sites were dug by the British School of Archaeology.The periodical exhibition is housed on the third floor and is named “Psara in Antiquity”. It contains artifacts such as vases, gold jewelry, terracotta figurines and funeral gift items. The Psara collection was found at the Mycenaean Necropolis of Archontiki on Psara Island.Of major note is a prehistoric vase found in Emporio, dated back to the 14th century B.C., geometric amphoras found in the town of Chios, dated to the 8th century B.C. and golden leaves unearthed in a grave at the town of Chios, dated back to the Hellenistic period.
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  • When I arrived I was the only visitor. One of the staff was following me from room to room – what did they expect, that I put a stone sculpture in my hand bag? I liked the lovely exhibition of the sma...  more »
  • Unfortunately, some of the objects on display are not published, therefore none of the objects can be photographed. When I asked the guards about the reason why, the first two did not know why this ru...  more »
  • Had some interesting exhibits but this segment that I saw I wasn't impressed. Generally has a very nice interface though!
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  • A informative and interesting museum with a great collection of artificates found in Chios. It would seem that there is a lost Temple of Hercules and a lost Stadium in Chios yet to be discovered. Maybe the museum should be leading the way in trying to recover them. The linkage between the Temple of Apollo at Fana and Eygpt should be better articulated. Lotus flowers on the capitals found at Fana were not discussed. A great incite to once was a super power in its day.
  • The Museum has not so many objects, like his counterparts from the major cities, but the exhibition in an interesting way describes on the basis of the history of the island of Chios from the Neolithic age. No reason why you can not take photos.
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  • Impressive exhibits from the 9th century BC until the Roman period, with kartellaki in each exhibit for the sufficient information of the visitor. The building that houses the Museum, they are very beautiful as well as the surrounding area. Worth the visit whoever is located on the island.
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  • A small museum. Gives an idea about the ancient period of chewing gum. In half an hour.
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  • Many, but little significant exhibits, mostly fragments. Not allowed taking pictures without flash. Why don't the staff provided by the Ministry of
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