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Archaeological Collection of Neapolis (Temporarily closed)

Last Update: Nov 2013
Museum NEAPOLI , LASSITHI , GREECE
1, Anapiron Polemou Street 72100 NEAPOLI , LASSITHI , GREECE
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Archaeological Collection of Neapolis (Temporarily closed) - Overview

   The Archaeological Collection of Neapolis was created before World War II and within two years included around 1000 items, found mostly in the area of Mirambello and in other sites of the Prefecture.
   The collection includes:
• The finds from the excavations of the French Archaeological School at Elounta, Hellenika and Dreros.
• The finds from the excavations of Emm. Mavroeidis at the Late Minoan tomb in Tourloti, near Seteia and at the Hellenistic tomb in Kalo Chorio (ancient Istrona).
• Antiquities collected by the Italian forces from Aghios Nikolaos (ancient Lato pros Kamara) and other areas of the Prefecture.
• Numismatic collection.

   Among the most important exhibits are:
Inscription in four lines, carved in boustrophedon on the naturally smoothed surface of the limestone (l. 0.90m., w. 0.25m.) but parts of the inscribed surface are missing. Dated to the Archaic period (700-600 B.C.).
Inscription in four lines, carved in boustrophedon on a rectangular iron-stone (l. 0.88m., w. 0.24m.). The inscription is partly preserved in two pieces. Dated to the Archaic period (7th-6th centuries B.C.).
Inscription in two lines, carved on the naturally smoothed surface of a rectangular limestone (l. 0.95m., w. 0.32m.). Dated to the Archaic period.
Bronze figurine of a bull (l. 0.12m., h. 0.09m.). It was found in the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Hellenika.
Marble female statue (h. 1.25m. to the neck). The head, which was inset, and the right arm to the elbow are missing. The woman is dressed in long chiton and himation. The statue was found by the Italian military forces.
Marble female statue (h. 1.70m. to the neck), dressed in long chiton and himation and standing on a square base.
Headless statue of a man from an unknown site in the Prefecture of Lasithi. The base bears the inscription "of Mousaios". The man is dressed in himation, leans the left hand on a stele and brings the right before the chest. The rendering of the sandals is exquisite.
Marble headless female statue (h. 1.75m.) from the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara (modern Aghios Nikolaos). It stands on a base 0.40m. high. The figure is clad in long chiton and multi-folded himation. The lower part of both arms is missing.

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  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 28410 22462, Fax: 28410 25115, Email:  
    24th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 47 Pringipos Georgiou, Agios Nikolaos

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Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Temporarily closed
Museum exhibits • Statues • Inscriptions • Coins
Periods of the exhibits • Neopalatial period, 1700-1450 BC • Mycenaean palatial period, 1400-1200 BC • Archaic Hellenism, 1050-479 BC • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC

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