Archaeological Museum of Messenia

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Archaeological Museum of Messenia
Established 2009
Location Kalamata, Greece
Type Archaeological museum
Website Official site

The Archaeological Museum of Messenia is located in Kalamata, the capital of Messenia in southern Greece.

The museum is built on the site of the city's old market hall. Among else its collection includes the finds which were formerly kept in the Benakeion Archaeological Museum of Kalamata, a remarkable 1742 building of Venetian architecture which collapsed during the 1986 earthquake. The new museum holds antiquities from Messenia from prehistoric and Mycenaean times to the Byzantine and Latin eras, divided along the four geographic areas that traditionally made up Messenia: Kalamata, Messene, Pylia and Triphylia.

External links[edit]

  • Official site
  • newsrelease 27 July 2007 (in Greek) Το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Μεσσηνίας θα περιλαμβάνει ουσιαστικά όλα τα ευρήματα που εκτίθενται στο Μπενάκειο της Καλαμάτας και πολλά ακόμη, που έχουν προκύψει από πάμπολες ανασκαφές των τελευταίων χρόνων. Transl: The Archaeological Museum of Messenia will include all the finds which are displayed in the Benakeion (Archaeological Museum) of Kalamata and many more which are the result of numerous excavations of the last years.
  • www.messinia-guide.gr on the Benakeion
  • Ministry of Culture on the Benakeion
  • Ministry of Culture on the Benakeion (in Greek) Από 24 Νοεμβρίου 2008 διακόπτεται η λειτουργία του Μουσείου λόγω μεταφοράς των εκθεμάτων του στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Μεσσηνίας. Transl: From 24 November 2008 the functioning of the museum is interrupted due to the transfer of the displays in the Archaeological Museum of Messenia
  • newsrelease www.arxaiologia.gr 18 June 2009 (in Greek)

Coordinates: 37°2′37.3″N 22°6′48″E / 37.043694°N 22.11333°E / 37.043694; 22.11333