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Archaeological Museum of Salamis

The Archaeological Museum of Salamis is close to the island's marina.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )


    1826 Beginning of school construction.

    1831 Completion

    2010 Housed the archaeological museum.

  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

The museum is housed in the former Kapodistrian primary school of the island. The exhibits date from prehistoric times (late Neolithic era) to late antiquity. The ground floor has 2 rooms and in the centre there is a patio with a peristyle, which leads to the third room. The collection includes ceramic, metal, and stone objects from the acropolis of Kanakia of the Mycenaean era, burial monuments of various periods of antiquity, and the Hellenistic sanctuary of Dionysus. Additionally there are objects from the Cave of Peristeria, in which Euripides found the inspiration for his writing of the great tragedies. These objects date until the Frankish occupation, which proves the continuous use of the cave throughout the centuries. Also among the most important exhibits are the mirror with a scene of Aphrodite and Eros, the “Dexiosis” column, and exhibits of the ancient city of Salamis and the Battle of Salamis.

 

What I can't see

The collections consist mainly of excavation finds on the island and deliveries by citizens of anything they may have found by chance. The exhibition spaces occupy 400sq.m., with workshops and warehouses of another 100sq.m. Apart from recording, exhibiting, and preserving the findings, the aim of the museum is to raise awareness among the local and greater community about the cultural heritage of the area. In this context, relevant events, activities, lectures, and educational programs take place.

 

Info

  • Address: 42 Polychroni Lempesi St.
  • Τηλέφωνο: +30 210 4640759

Bibliography

Κάττουλα Τ., (2012), Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Σαλαμίνας, [Archaeological Museum of Salamis] Odysseus, Ministry of Culture

http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/gh151.jsp?obj_id=18382

Last visit 9/2/2020

 

Kattoula T., (2014), Archaeological Museum of Salamis, in Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 3, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports