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Archaeological Museum of Milos

Last Update: Jul 2012
Museum, Cultural heritage MILOS , KYKLADES , GREECE
(Est. 1985)
Tel.: +30 22870 21620 , Fax: +30 22870 21620
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Museum of Milos - Photo Gallery

Archaeological Museum of Milos - Overview

  The Archaeological Museum of Milos is housed in a Neoclassical building of 1870, designed by Ernst Ziller. The museum opened to the public in 1985 comprising a permanent exhibition of the following collections:
• The Prehistoric Collection with finds from the Bronze Age settlement of Phylakope
• The Obsidian Collection
• The Sculptures Collection
• The Inscriptions Collection

  Among the most important exhibits of the museum are:
• Clay female statuette with painted decoration, known as the "Lady of Phylakope". It was found in the Mycenaean "sanctuary" of Phylakope and dates to the 14th century BC.
Copy of the "Aphrodite of Milos. Plaster replica of the original statue, which is exhibited in the Louvre Museum. The statue is dated to the Late Hellenistic period, that is around 120 BC.
• House model of the Early Cycladic period. A valuable source of information about the Bronze Age domestic architecture. Dated to 2200-2000 BC.
• Poros altar from the sanctuary of Phylakope
• Group of Early Cycladic marble figurines
• Collection of obsidian cores, flakes and blades from Melos
• Melian amphora of the Archaic period. It is decorated with painted scenes: Dionysos and Ariadne on the neck, and Apollo being welcomed by Artemis and Leto on the belly. It is one of the characteristic specimens of the so-called Melian pottery workshop, whose production dates from the second quarter of the 7th century BC to the second quarter of the 6th century BC.
• Pithos with the relief representation of a chariot race. It was used for a burial and dates to the mid-6th century BC.
• Coffer from the ceiling of the stage building of the ancient theatre. It still preserves traces of red colour.
• Headless marble statue of a woman found at the ancient theatre. The figure is dressed in himation and chiton. Dated to ca. 100 BC.

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3250148, 210 3310966, Fax: 210 3215897, Email:  
    21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 10 Epameinonda St, 105 55 Athens

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Tools / Stone • Statues • Statuettes - Figurines / Clay / Marble • Inscriptions • Reliefs • Pottery / Amphoras • Stelae / Funerary • Coins
Periods of the exhibits • Early Cycladic period, 3200-2000 BC • Middle Cycladic period, 2000-1600 BC • Mycenaean civilization, 1600-1100 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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