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Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos

Last Update: Nov 2013
Museum, Cultural heritage KERAMIKOS , ATHENS , GREECE
(Est. 1938)
148, Ermou Street, 10553 KERAMIKOS , ATHENS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 3463552
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0800-1500

Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos - Photo Gallery

Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos - Overview

  The Museum of Kerameikos was built in 1937 on the plans of H. Johannes, with a donation of Gustav Oberlaender. It was enlarged in the 1960's with the support of the Boehringer brothers. Τhe exhibits are displayed in chronological order, but also according to their subjects and their provenance.
  Some of the most important items of the museum are:
Cinerary amphora of the Early Geometric period. Dated to 860-840 B.C.
Black-figure lekythos. The body is decorated with a representation of Dionysos accompanied by two satyrs. It is attributed to the Amasis painter, and dates to 550 B.C.
Marble sphinx. It crowned an archaic funerary stele, dated to 550-540 B.C.
Grave stele of Ampharete. Marble relief depicting Ampharete with her grandchild. Dated to 30-420 B.C.
Red-figure hydria decorated with a multi-figured composition, painted by Meidias. Dated to 430 B.C.
Grave stele of Dexileos. Marble funerary stele dated to 394/393 B.C.

Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3219776, 210 3233058, Fax: 210 18883, 210 3313343
    3rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 1 Aiolou & Pelopida Sts, 105 55 Athens

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Statues • Inscriptions • Reliefs • Pottery • Stelae / Funerary • Jewellery • Grave offerings
Periods of the exhibits • Late Helladic period, 1600-1100 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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