9 Years Later Kythera Museum Up ‘n’ Working

It took 9 years to get the Archaeological Museum on the island of Kythera again in form and at midday on Might 7, Tradition Minister Aristides Baltas will hand it over to the general public.

Absolutely renovated, the museum situated in Hora homes a few of the most vital finds from excavations on Kythera and neighboring islet Antikythera courting again to 5000BC by way of to the third century AD. Centerpieces embody Minoan-era and Mycenaean interval pottery and stone utensils from Paleopolis, the archaic Lion of Kythera, marble sculptures, ceramics, inscriptions, cash in addition to a Roman interval marble head of a youth.

 

The museum goals by way of new applied sciences to introduce guests and children particularly to the cultural identification of the island and its main position as a serious hub of cultural trade.

The constructing housing the Archaeological Museum of Kythera was constructed in 1911 and donated to the federal government by the fraternity of Kythereans in 1975. It closed down following injury attributable to the 2006 earthquakes.

Regardless of being listed as one of many Ionian Islands, Kythera is situated on the  southeastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula.