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Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

The ruins of the Theatre of Zea [el], next to the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

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

Collections

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

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

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

See also

References

  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. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-03-16.

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