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Archaeological Museum of Kea

Last Update: Nov 2013
Antoniou Lazaridou Street 84002 IOULIS , KEA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22880 22079 , Fax: +30 22880 22079
Opening hours:
01Jul - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 30May Thu-Sun, 0800-1500

Archaeological Museum of Kea - Overview

  The Archaeological Museum of Kea was founded in the 1970’s in the capital of the island, Ioulis, in order to house the finds derived from the excavations of the prehistoric sites at Kephala and Agia Eirene, as well as from the archaeological surveys conducted in the island during the following decade.
  After a major renovation (1997-2002) and reorganization of its exhibition halls, the museum is now reopened to the public, presenting its two permanent collections:
I. The prehistoric collection, on the second floor, includes the burial finds from the Late Neolithic cemetery of Kephala and the finds from the Bronze Age settlement of Agia Eirene. The exhibits represent fine specimens of Cycladic pottery, terracotta and marble figurines, and the notable terracotta female statues of natural size from Agia Eirene.
II. The historical collection, on the first floor, houses an important exhibition of sculptures, architectural members, and inscriptions dating from the Archaic to the Roman period, the most important being the pedimental sculptures from the Archaic temple of Athena at Karthaia.

  Among the most important exhibits of the museum are:
Marble conic glass from the Neolithic cemetery of Kephala. 3300-3200 BC.
• Early Cycladic marble figurines from the settlement of Agia Eirene, dating between 2500-2000 BC.
. • "Marine style" jar from the settlement of Agia Eirene. The decoration bears motifs inspired from the sea world, hence the term "Marine Style". Dated to the 16th-15th centuries BC.
Terracotta female statue from the sanctuary of the settlement at Agia Eirene. Dated to the 15th century BC.
Torso of Athena’s marble statue from the south pediment of the temple of Athena at Karthaia. Dated to 500 BC.
• Base of the corner acroterion from the south pediment of the temple of Athena at Karthaia, bearing the name of Theseus inscribed on the stone. Dated to the 6th or 5th century BC.
• Inscribed base of a bronze statue. The feet of the figure are preserved with the plinth. On the base a votive inscription is carved, dedicating the statue to Apollo. It was found at Hellenica and dates from the 4th century BC.
• Funerary stele from Ioulis. The grave stele is crowned by a pediment and is decorated with a relief representation. An inscription reads "ΑΛΕΙΝΗΣ (Σ) ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΩ ". Dated to the 1st century BC.

Archaeological Museum of Kea - 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
Museum exhibits • Tools / Stone / Bone • Statues • Statuettes - Figurines / Clay / Marble • Inscriptions • Reliefs • Pottery • Coins
Periods of the exhibits • Late Neolithic, 5300-4500 BC • Early Cycladic period, 3200-2000 BC • Middle Cycladic period, 2000-1600 BC • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Archaic period, 700-480 BC • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324

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