Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

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The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Attica, (Greece) contains mainly sculptures, discovered in Piraeus and in the area of the Attic coast from Bronze Age to Roman times [1]

Collections[edit]

The open-air exhibition along the Ancient Greek theater in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

The museum's displayed objects are divided in sections:[2]

The building[edit]

The old building of the museum (330 m2 [1]), which is currently used as a storage room, was built in 1935.[3] The new two-store building, which was inaugurated in 1981,[3] covers a total area of total 1.394 m2. Both buildings neighbour on the Zeas (Greek: Ζέα) ancient classical theater. In the near future, the theater site is going to be used as an open-air sculpture exhibition.[1]

Visitors information[edit]

The museum is accessible with the Athens metro or bus lines. It is 15-minute walk from Piraeus station and a couple minute walk from bus station. Moreover, it is a 5-minute walk from the area for the reception of Cruise ships of the Piraeus port.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kornilia Axioti. "Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeological Museum of Piraeus" (in Greek). Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture (Archaeological Receipts Funds), Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (brochure)
  3. ^ a b Steinhauer, George (2001). "The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus". John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

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Coordinates: 37°56′14″N 23°38′40″E / 37.93722°N 23.64444°E / 37.93722; 23.64444