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Archaeological Collection of Distomo

Last Update: Dec 2016
Museum DISTOMO , VIOTIA , GREECE
(Est. 1988)
32005 DISTOMO , VIOTIA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22670 22000
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Archaeological Collection of Distomo - Overview

  The neoclassical building that houses the collection was con structed in 1903 and was originally used as the Primary School of the town. In 1988 it was granted to the Ministry of Culture in order to become an archaeological museum to shelter the finds from Distomon and the adjacent areas. The two rooms at the basement of the building are currently used as a workshop for the conservation of mosaics and as a hall for temporary exhibitions (mostly including photographs etc. concerning the slaughter of the inhabitants of Distomon by the German army in 1944).
   The collection of Distomon includes finds from the ancient sites of Ambrossos (Distomon), Antikyra and Medeon (Paralia Distomou).
The most important items of the collection are:
   Pottery from Medeon. Vases found in the cemetery of ancient Medeon, spanning the long period from the Mycenaean to the Roman era (14th century B.C. - 2nd century A.D.).
   Pottery from Antikyra. Various vases dated to the period between the 8th and the 2nd centuries B.C.
   Clay sima. The sima preserves the outlet for the rain water, in the form of a lion's head and comes from an unknown building of Antikyra. Dated to the 4th century B.C. (inv. no. 17882).

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Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Free admission
Museum exhibits • Architectural parts
Periods of the exhibits • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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