Archaeological Museum

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The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, Dodecanese: The Archaeological Museum is located in the Old Town of Rhodes. It is housed in the Medieval building of the Hospital of the Knights, in the Palace of the Grand Master. The construction of this building began in 1440 by Grand Master de Lastic and it was completed in 1948 by Grand Master d'Aubusson. The building was renovated in the early 20th century by the Italians, as was the whole Medieval Town of Rhodes.

Today the Archaeological Museum contains findings from excavations all over the island and some small islets of Dodecanese. Visitors can see a collection of vases, figurines, small objects and tomb groups from were found in Ancient Ialyssos and Ancient Kameiros and date from the Geometric till the Roman times. There are also mosaic floors from the Hellenistic times and funerary slabs of the Knights.

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