Archaeological Museum, Chios

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The Archaeological Museum of Chios is a museum located on Michalon Street in Chios town, Chios, Greece. It was constructed in 1966-1971 and covers a total area of 2500 square metres. 1200 square metres of floor space is occupied by the exhibitions.
The museum underwent renovation in 1998 and reopened in November 1999 and features a collection of antiquities from the Neolithic Era up to the Roman times excavated at the ancient sites of Emporio, Fana, Dotia, Aghio Galas and at Chios town.Many of the artifacts unearthed at the sites were dug by the British School of Archaeology.
The periodical exhibition is housed on the third floor and is named “Psara in Antiquity”. It contains artifacts such as vases, gold jewelry, terracotta figurines and funeral gift items. The Psara collection was found at the Mycenaean Necropolis of Archontiki on Psara Island.Of major note is a prehistoric vase found in Emporio, dated back to the 14th century B.C., geometric amphoras found in the town of Chios, dated to the 8th century B.C. and golden leaves unearthed in a grave at the town of Chios, dated back to the Hellenistic period.
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  • A very pleasant excursion can be made on the three floors and in the garden. Walk around sadly with the works whose arrival is "asia minor" without regard for the supervisors following you behind your back.
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  • With its exhibits, informative material and maps, the archaeological Museum of Chios knows to its visitors the history of the island from the early Neolithic period to the Roman times.
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  • Amazing pieces of history. I saw lots of archaeological museums so far but here some things I saw first time and very reach of history island. Worth to visit in Chios. P.S: island have lots of old beautiful buildings around and many of them abandoned/not restored. You need more work on that in Chios
  • not a small peripheral museum. This place is fairly big. And very interesting with all kind of archaeological findings from the area. with many sculptures and potery. Quite impressive the macedonian tomb on its yard. its exhibition is turning rather old and has to be renovated. a nice place to visit unfortunately no photos are allowed. Photos are not just a touristic action its an essential part of a museum visit. The people in charge of the museums in greece have to be forced to understand that the exhibits are not theirs to keep and "rule" but part of the (world) cultural heritage.
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