Archaeological Museum, Chios

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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  • July 27, 2017
    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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  • July 11, 2017
    A small museum in a beautiful building in the middle of the city. Anno domini, starting from the previous period too little objects on display. Unable to take photos inside. What's interesting is that my wife and I we. All along our trip to two officers by spying. That's why we haven't been able to examine with his work.
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  • September 6, 2016
    really great Museum, with exhibits from the 6000pch up to the 2nd century BC. from protomes, aggeia, pitharia, featured products, coins, and ... mykinaiko. the addition of anadeiknyei not the exhibits. the staff was friendly, with knowledge of exhibit. ticket 2 euro. you will need about 2 hours to see the 2 floors. absolutely recommended.
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  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 8, 2017
    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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  • December 23, 2015
    A nicely staged Museum, however his collection could be more organized.
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  • January 15, 2016
    WANT MORE STILL ....!
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