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Archaeological Museum of Brauron

The Archaeological Museum of Brauron belongs to the most important archaeological museums of Greece and was renovated for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )


    1962 Constructed.

    1969 Inaugurated.

    2007 The exhibition was redesigned. The works were completed in 2009.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)


  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)


  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)


  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)


  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)


  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)


  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)


  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)


What I can see

It is one of the best museums of Attica, just 200 metres from the eponymous archaeological site. It has one level and consists of a hall, five rooms, patio, warehouses and laboratories. The history of Brauron, models of the sanctuary, statues of “arkti” (young girls and boys) of the 4th century BC, votive reliefs of the 5th century and 4th century BC, the pottery of the region and especially Mycenaean pottery and finds from the cemeteries of Perati, Chamolia and the graveyard of Anavyssos of the Geometric period are exhibited here.

What I can't see

The museum exhibits antiquities from the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the region of Messogaia. The sections of the exhibition are: 1) Historical development of Brauron. Monuments from the archaeological site, 2) Establishment of the sanctuary according to the legend. The religious rites. Images of Artemis, 3) Artemis protector of children, 4) Hypostases of Artemis. Diverse offerings, 5) Messogaia

Info

  • Τηλέφωνο: +30 2299027020

Bibliography

Skaraki V., (2007), Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Βραυρώνας, [Archaeological Museum of Brauron], Odysseus, Ministry of Culture

http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/gh151.jsp?obj_id=3359

Last visit: 29/7/2015

 

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