Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
The museum's displayed objects are divided in sections:
- Prehistoric collection (Mycenaean)
- Pottery collection
- Bronze statues
- A reconstruction of a typical Classical sanctuary (Cybele's)
- Classical gravestones
- Large funerary monuments
- Hellenistic sculptures
- Roman sculptures
The old building of the museum (330 m2 ), which is currently used as a storage room, was built in 1935. The new two-store building, which was inaugurated in 1981, 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.
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.
- 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.
- Ministry of Culture (Archaeological Receipts Funds), Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (brochure)
- Steinhauer, George (2001). "The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus". John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
- Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- Municipality of Piraeus
- Archaeological Museum of Piraeus - Ebook by Latsis Foundation
- Piraeus Greece: Online Port Travel Guide
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