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The Archaeological Museum of Delos

  Its collections of sculpture and relief representations are the finest in the world. This museum was built in 1904 with expenses paid by the Archaeological Society. The five western wings of the first building were supplemented with additional wings in 1931 and 1972.
  Currently the museum of Delos hosts the following collections:
•Vases from mid-3rd c. B.C. to the 1st millennium B.C.
•Statuettes (2nd - 1st c. B.C.)
•Tomb statues and columns (7th c. - 1st c. B.C.)
•Jewellery and various articles dating from the 2nd to 1st c. B.C.
•Mosaics from the 2nd and 1st c. B.C.
  Significant exhibits of the Museum of Delos are:
•Corinthian alabaster
•Brass mask of bearded Dionysus (2nd c. B.C.)
•Statue of Apollo (2nd c. B.C.)
•Archaic Kore (young woman) (580 B.C.)
•Marble complex of Voreas abducting Oreithyia (end of 5th c. B.C.)
•Marble Statue of Dioscurides and his wife Cleopatra (138 A.D.)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.

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