Poros Archaeological Museum

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The Archaeological Museum of Poros was founded in 1960 and it is located in Korizi Square, in the main town. It was built on a plot of land where the residence of Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis had formerly stood. The museum displays artifacts excavated on the island, on the neighboring coasts of the Peloponnese, in Methana and Troezen. Most of the artifacts date back between the Mycenaean and the Roman times.

In particular, the museum hosts findings from the temple of Poseidon in Vayionia, Poros, a collection of sculptures, funerary stelae, ancient inscriptions and pottery from ancient Troezen in Argolida, ancient inscriptions and Hellenistic figurines from Methana, as well as bronze vessels from Ermioni. There are also many other exhibits from various excavation sites in Argolida, in the Peloponnese. Among the most notable displays are a large relief of a dog, a plaster cast of the Themistocles' famous resolution for the defeat of the Persians, a massive female funerary statue, and the grave goods from the beehive tombs of Galatas, which consist of figurines, jars, jewelry, seals and weapons.



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