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Archaeological Museum of Pythagoreio

Last Update: Nov 2013
Museum, Cultural heritage PYTHAGORIO , SAMOS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22730 62811, 62813, 61400 , Fax: +30 22730 61370, 61400
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0900-1600

Archaeological Museum of Pythagoreio - Overview

  The Museum is housed in a newly constructed building at the centre of the contemporary city of Pythagoreion, the location of the ancient city of Samos. The exhibition of the archaeological material from the area, classified chronologically and thematically, illuminates aspects of the historical and cultural evolution of ancient Samos from the Neolithic period (4th millennium BC) to late antiquity (7th cent. AD).
  The Museum collections include finds from the Neolithic settlement of Kastro and the Geometric necropolis of Samos, pottery spanning from the 9th until the 2nd centuries BC, as well as an important group of Archaic and Roman sculptures.
  Among the most important exhibits of the museum are:
• Marble statue of seated Aiakes, father of the tyrant of Samos Polycrates. According to the preserved inscription, it was dedicated to Hera by Aiakes, as a tithe of the wealth he acquired by piracy. It was found at the Pythagoreion and dates from ca. 540 BC.
• Marble temple-like sarcophagus of monumental size, dated to the second half of the 6th century BC.
• Limestone grave stele crowned with a palmette. It bears the iscription "Diagoras of Delos". Dated to 530 BC.
• Marble grave stele crowned with a palmette. It was found at Chora and dates from 500/490 BC.
• Marble over-life-size statue of the Roman emperor Trajan (height 2.71 m).
• Marble busts of the Roman emperors Augustus and Claudius.
• Hoard of 300 Byzantine coins from Megali Laka. Dated to the 7th century AD.

Archaeological Museum of Pythagoreio - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3250148, 210 3310966, Fax: 210 3215897
    21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 10 Epameinonda St., 105 55 Athens

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Statues / Marble • Reliefs • Pottery • Stelae / Funerary • Coins • Sarcophagi • Protomes / Marble • Grave offerings
Periods of the exhibits • Late Neolithic, 5300-4500 BC • Bronze Age, 3200-1050 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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