Giannopoulio Archaeological Museum of Almyros

Giannopoulio Archaeological Museum of Almyros
Address: 50 Athinon Str., Τ.Κ. 37100, Almyros
Fax: +30 4210 76496

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The Almyros Archaeological Museum originally belonged to the Philharmonic Society “Othrys”, which was active in Almyros in the late 19th century. And in the early 20th century. In order to preserve the antiquities, which were scattered not only in the nearby area, but also throughout Thessaly. Following the decline of the activities of the Philarch Society (wars, etc.), the building fell to the Ministry of Culture in the 1950s.After two attempts to operate as a Museum in 1980, it suffered from a severe earthquake. It is then restored, a new exhibition is being run and reopened in 1998. The preservation of the Museum in a small town such as Almyros plays an important role for its inhabitants, of all ages and levels of education, making them the sociologists of the history and the cultural evolution of the place their.

In the three rooms of the museum are exhibited objects from the archaeological excavations of the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Volos in the area of ​​Almyros and relate to various cultural periods and certify human activity and evolution from the Neolithic years, early historical, archaic, Classical and Hellenistic.

The Museum of Almyros, together with the Museum of Volos, is a major concern of the 1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, and these include findings from the archaeological research of the Service in the area of ​​Almyros and Volos. Among the most important exhibits of the Museum are the findings dating back to the 9th and 8th centuries. B.C. And come from the burial mounds of the “Voulokaliva” area, where the practice of the burning of dead mainly warriors was dominated.

Moreover, the sculptural samples from the temple of Asclepius in the city of Fthiotides of Thebes (4th century BC and related to Asclepius and his family) are significant, and the findings from the excavations in the houses and cemeteries of the Hellenistic Years of the city of Alto express the way of life, the customs and the customs of the people who lived there.


08:00-15:00 Open daily except Monday

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