Archaeological Museum of Delos, Delos

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The Archaeological Museum of Delos is a museum on the island of Delos, near Mykonos in the South Aegean, Greece. It is noted for its extensive collection of statues unearthed in the surrounding area of the ancient site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the museum has a considerable collection, it does not contain all of the items found in Delos: a large quantity are on display in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum.HistoryIn 1872, the French School at Athens began excavating on Delos, in a project on a massive scale, which is still ongoing today.As the collection accumulated, the museum was built on-site in 1904 by the Archaeological Society of Athens to accommodate the archaeological discoveries. Its original five rooms went underwent expansion in 1931 and then again in 1972 to nine rooms.
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  • As the island, this museum is overshadowed by the proximity of Mykonos. It's really the "Manual Museum" we studied in our era of students.
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  • This museum contains many artifacts from the archaeological site of Delos. The collection includes The Terrace of the Lions. The real ones.  more »
  • The objects are logically arranged and equipped with an English description. Also the images back an explanatory sign.
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  • This small museum seems to be in better shape than most Greek museums all over Greece! And please pay attention to the big animal statues resembling big dogs. They are NOT supposed to be dogs at all! They are lions, lions indeed! Particularly, lions from the island of Naxos! Of course the sculptor who made them seems to have never seen an actual lion in his whole life! And for him lions had to be somewhat like some big dogs! And that's the way it is... Mind you... ;-)
  • If in the Cyclades then visiting Delos should be seriously considered. Delos is where it all begun as Ancient Greeks say. In the museum you will even see the real lions along with lots of other items discovered on this island.
  • The best way to see Greek ruins. Few large crowds and easy access for great pictures.
  • Absolutely do not miss this tour. Learn about the great civilization of Delos. This is the birthplace of Apollo and other gods, the Temple of Isis and other historical sites are highlighted during this tour. They have a cafe and museum onsite.
  • Amazing. Love love loved it. The whole island was just amazing. Definitely worth roughing the high seas and high winds, I only wish I could have stayed longer - last ferry was at 3pm because of the weather. Definitely a must-see if you go to Mykonos (and are interested in history).
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