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Archaeological Museum of Syros

Last Update: Nov 2013
(Est. 1835)
City Hall, Miaouli Square, 84100 SYROS , KYKLADES , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22810 88487 , Fax: +30 22810 79131
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Museum of Syros - Photo Gallery

Archaeological Museum of Syros - Overview

  The Archaeological Museum of Syros, founded in 1835, is one of the oldest in Greece. Since 1899 it is housed in the Ermoupolis Town Hall, a neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller.
  The museum includes the following collections:
• Prehistoric finds from the fortified settlement at Kastri and the cemetery at Chalandriani, dated to the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium BC).
• Finds from the ancient city of Syros and other sites of the Cyclades.
  Among the most important exhibits are:
- "Depas amphikypellon". Two-handled cup (height: 0.145 m.) from the settlement at Kastri, imitating similar vases found in the northeast Aegean. Dated to the end of the 3rd millenium BC. Inv. no. 458.
- Pyxis from the cemetery of Chalandriani. Squat vase with two double vertical tubular lugs and a round lid (height: 0.07 m.). Its surface is covered with white slip and is decorated with black hatched triangles. Dated to the second half of the 3rd millenium BC. Inv. no. 177.
- Marble Cycladic figurine representing a female figure (height: 0.35 m.). It was found at the cemetery of Chalandriani and dates to the second half of the 3rd millenium BC. Inv. no. 356.
- Cycladic "frying-pan" from the cemetery of Chalandriani. The surface is covered with incised spirals and impressed triangles (diam. 0.20 m.). Dated to the second half of the 3rd millenium BC. Inv. no. 152.
- Funerary stele crowned with a palmette and bearing the inscription "Timagenes Dionysos". It was found at the cemetery of the ancient city of Syros and dates from the end of the 4th century AD. Preserved height: 0.88 m., width: 0.51 m. Inv. no. 330.
- Headless torso of Poseidon from the ancient city of Syros. Preserved height: 0.41 m. Inv. no. 683.
- Egyptian statuette of priest Anchapis. It is made of black granite (height: 0.43 m.) and dates from the 22nd dynasty (ca. 730 BC). Inv. no. 145.

Archaeological Museum of Syros - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3250148, 210 3310966, Fax: 210 3215897, Email:  
    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 • Statuettes - Figurines / Marble • Inscriptions • Reliefs • Pottery • Stelae / Funerary • Coins
Periods of the exhibits • Early Cycladic period, 3200-2000 BC • Middle Cycladic period, 2000-1600 BC • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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