Archaeological Museum

Location: Ioulida   

The Archaeological Museum of Kea Greece, Cyclades: The Archaeological Museum of Kea is found close to the entrance of Ioulida which leads to the central square. The building was constructed in 1970 and houses findings from all the excavated sites of the island. Findings come from the four ancient towns of Kea: Ioulis, Karthea, Korissia, and Poiessa, that flourished a lot in antiquity and quickly developed strong political institutions.

The collections are divided into two categories, the pre-historic collection and the Historic collection where visitors can see parts of the ancient temple of Athena and particularly parts of the pediment with scenes from the fight of Amazons. Also, there are ceramic vases, marble statues, ancient coins, and columns. Sculptures and buildings remain are also on display on both floors.

There is also a section dedicated to the 19th-century local scholar Konstantinos Manthos (1826-1890), whose valuable manuscripts give a vivid view of life on Kea about two centuries ago and refer to the antiquities around the island.

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