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Archaeological Museum of Poros description and photos - Greece: Poros Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Archaeological Museum of Poros.
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On the island of Poros in the town of the same name, there is a small but interesting Archaeological Museum. The museum building is located in the center, on Korizi Square.
The Poros collection of antiquities was officially registered in 1959. In 1962, the exposition was temporarily housed in an old mansion, which was donated by the heirs of Alexandros Korisis to the Greek state specifically for the museum. Later, the old building was demolished, and in 1966-1968 a new museum was built on this land. The Poros Archaeological Museum opened its doors to visitors only 10 years later in 1978. The exposition is presented in two exhibition halls.
The artifacts on display in the museum cover a rather impressive period of time, from the Mycenaean era to Roman times. Here are collected artifacts found during archaeological excavations on the island of Poros (in ancient times it was called Kalavria), including the temple of Poseidon, ancient Tresena, Mefana, Ermioni (Hermion), as well as artifacts from shipwrecks in the Argosaronic Gulf.
The museum collection includes ceramics, funerary steles, sculptures, statues, ancient inscriptions, various architectural details, bronze items and much more. Among the most important exhibits are the Geometric Amphora found at Trezenin, bronze vessels from the sanctuary of Poseidon, a clay figurine from the Mycenaean temple of St. Constantine at Mefana (1300-1200 BC), as well as a part of an Ionic column from the Temple of Poseidon and a part of a statue Poseidon. Also of interest are a clay composition in the shape of a lion's head from the sanctuary of Aphrodite in Trezen and a personalized pedestal with a bronze statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (175-180 AD). A collection of photographs from archaeological sites is also presented in the museum.
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