Archaeological Museum of Aigion

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Coordinates: 38°15′9.3″N 22°5′16.7″E / 38.252583°N 22.087972°E / 38.252583; 22.087972

Archaeological Museum of Aigio (Ex municipal market , work of Ernst Ziller)
Partial view of the Archaeological Museum of Aigio.

The Archaeological Museum of Aigion[1] is a museum in Aigion, Greece opened on August 6, 1994. The building of the museum which originally housed the municipal market of Aigio is a work of the famous architect Ernst Ziller and it was built in 1890. In the museum there are six rooms covering findings from the Neolithic period to the late Roman. Among the notable works found in the museum is the Marble statue of Aigiochos dated to the 1st century AD, a fruitstand with painted decoration, found at the Neolithic settlement of Sylivaina at Krathion and dates from the Middle Neolithic period (6000 BC), a three-handled pithos-amphora dated to the second half of the 15th century BC, a necklace of cornelian and glass-paste beads dated to the 14th-13th century BC and a Corinthian krater bearing painted representations of sphinxes and an eagle from around 690 BC.[2]

The museum also has an antefix decorated with a painted palmette and a Clay sima with a painted decoration, from the Archaic temple at Aigira dated to 500 BC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Presentation of the museum in the Greek magazine "Archaeology" (includes photos from some of the artifacts of the museum)
  2. ^ "The Archaeological Museum of Aigion sight". pdetourism.gr. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  • Kolonas L., Museum of Aigio, Ταμείο Αρχαιολογικών Πόρων και Απαλλοτριώσεων, Athens 2004 ISBN 960-214-254-5 (in Greek)

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