Archaeological Museum of Sparta, Sparta

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The Archaeological Museum of Sparta is a museum in Sparta in Greece. It houses thousands of finds from the ancient Acropolis of Sparta, known as the Lakedaemonia, but also from the rest of the municipality of Laconia. The collection's pieces date from the Neolithic Age to the late Roman Period. There are seven rooms of an approximate area of which display only a small part of the collection. Administratively it belongs in 5th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities.CollectionsIn the museum are housed finds from excavations around the prefecture of Lakonia, provided that they are not exposed in collections of the archaeological museum Gythion or Neapolis. Room ): Stelae of Roman years. Room ): Finds from the shrine of Artemis Orthia. Room ΄): Monumental sculpture and portraiture of Roman era. Room ): Prehistoric finds from the wider region of Lakonia.Room )(region
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  • It is not a too big, so Museum which can be visited in less than an hour. The problem? Want to show more collections and collections and saturate the visitor. In my opinion with examples singificativos would be more than enough, so see the sculpture of the Hoplite, some mosaics. Missing a good posters in the halls while the Museum staff is very attentive and tries to help.
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  • Small but important Museum If visiting Sparta must see it anyway sits in a beautiful neoclassical building surrounded by a beautiful park
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  • Very nice museum, not too big, so it won't take you long to visit. nice exhibits and clear documentation. The Yard need attention. 
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  • From a very early age children are groomed as warriors. They also study philosophy, history, literature, languages and strategic thinking. Tourists are warned to steer clear of children while they practice with swords and spears.
  • That place definetly is amazing!
  • Small museum with great mosaics and Spartan relics
  • I loved it!!! Almost got killed, but thats fine!
  • The Archaeological Museum of Sparta is home to thousands of discoveries found in the province of Sparta and the prefecture of Lakonia, including areas which are not covered by the Archaeological Collections of Gytheio and Neapoli Voion. The halls of the museum exhibit an array of artifacts spanning the period between the Neolithic and late Roman era. The most significant exhibits are those with findings from the major sanctuaries of Sparta. Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to admire important finds from prehistoric sites in Lakonia, sculptures from the Archaic through the Roman periods unearthed at various locations within the prefecture, and findings from rescue excavations, including sections of mosaic floors dating back to the Roman era in Sparta. Finally, exhibits of the museum also include inscriptions which shed light on several aspects of Spartan history. found this description on sparti website.