Limassol District Archaeological Museum description and photos - Cyprus: Limassol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Limassol District Archaeological Museum.
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The Limassol Archaeological Museum has amassed an amazing collection of antiquities from the Neolithic to the Roman period. Founded in 1948, it was originally located in a city fortress. Some time later, during the civil war of the 60s, the castle was handed over to the military, because of which the museum had to be moved to another building, in which it is still located.
The collection of the museum clearly demonstrates the huge influence on the culture of Cyprus of other states - Greece, Egypt, Rome, despite its geographical isolation.
All exhibits that were discovered during excavations in the vicinity of Limassol are divided into thematic groups and located in three spacious halls, some are also exhibited in the corridors of the building. In the first room, you can see objects found in the southern part of the district, in the so-called Akrotiri caves. Basically, these are items made of clay from different times - pots, amphorae, jugs, but there are also stone tools, objects made of glass and ivory.
The second hall contains copper items, fine jewelry and decorations, coins, lamps. There are also items of personal use, such as razors.
But in the third room of the museum, all the most valuable exhibits are kept - it contains ancient statues of various deities, including Artemis and the Imp, gravestones, marble products.
In addition, in the park, which is located right in front of the museum building, there are some interesting exhibits on display, for example,
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