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Archaeological Museum of Aigina

Last Update: Aug 2014
Museum, Cultural heritage EGINA , ATTIKI , GREECE
Archaeological site of Kolona, 18010 EGINA , ATTIKI , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22970 22248, 22637 , Fax: +30 22970 22248
Opening hours:
01Apr - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31Mar Tue-Sun, 0800-1500

Archaeological Museum of Aigina - Overview


The Archaeological Museum of Aigina was the first to be established in Greece. It was founded in 1829 under the supervision of A. Moustoxydis. The present-day building was constructed in 1980 at the archaeological site of Kolona and it is a donation of the Bavarian Society of the Friends of the Museum. It is planned to transfer the collection permanently to the Kapodistrian Orphanage of Aigina.

Among the most notable exhibits of the Museum are:

• Middle Helladic pithamphora (1700 BC) with a depiction of ships with oarsmen.
• Fragment of a Middle Helladic vase showing a man standing either on a fish or on the bow of a ship. Ca. 1700 BC.
• Mycenaean bridge-mouth jug of Early Palace style. Around 1450 B.C.
• Protocorinthian kotyle (cup) with a representation of horsemen.
• Attic black figured amphora with a battle scene. First quarter of the 5th century B.C.
• The Ram Jug. Protoattic vase of the middle of the 7th century B.C. It shows Odysseus and his comrades escaping from Polyphemos by hanging onto the horns of the rams.
• Archaic inscription from the Aphaia sanctuary.
• A large Protoattic amphora with Chimaera and Sphinxes.
• Terracotta statue of Herakles from a pediment. Dated to 560 B.C.
• Marble sphinx. Dated to 460 B.C.

Archaeological Museum of Aigina - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 4180972, Fax: 210 4180921, Email:  
    26th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 233, Alkiviadou Street, Piraeus

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Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Admission fee • Fixed hours • Gift shop
Museum exhibits • Inscriptions • Pottery • Stelae • Sculptures • Architectural sculptures
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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