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Archaeological Museum of Lamia

Last Update: Nov 2013
Museum, Monuments of Modern Greece LAMIA , FTHIOTIDA , GREECE
(Est. 1994)
Old Barracks Building, Castle, 35100 LAMIA , FTHIOTIDA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22310 29992 , Fax: +30 22310 46106
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0800-1500

Archaeological Museum of Lamia - Overview

  The Archaeological Museum of Lamia is housed in the first floor of a renovated, two - storied building within the archaeological site of the Castle of Lamia. It was erected in 1830 by the first king of Greece Otto, after the War of Independence. It served as barracks until World War II. In 1973 the Ministry for Defence conceded its rights over both the castle and the ruined barracks to the Ministry of Culture. The Museum was inaugurated in September 1994.

   The museum includes the following collections:
Neolithic (7th-4th millenium BC)
Early Helladic (ca. 3200 - 2000 BC)
• Middle Helladic (ca. 2000 - 1600 BC
Late Helladic (Mycenaean - Submycenaean): 1600 -11th century BC
Early Iron Age (Geometric): 10th - 8th century BC
Archaic (Sanctuaries): 7th - early 5th century BC
Classical - Hellenistic (Pottery - Figurines - Glass): 5th-2nd century BC
• Classical - Hellenistic (Metal objects - tomb types - child toys): 5th - 2nd century BC
• Hellenistic (Domestic architecture - Pottery): 3rd - 2nd century BC
• Hellenistic (Gold Jewelry): 3rd - 2nd century BC
• Economy (Coins - weights- premonetarian means of exchange):
Sculpture: 4th century BC - 2nd century AD

   The most important items of the museum are:
- Gold mycenaen diadem found in a tomb at Stavros of Lamia (14th- 13th century BC).
- Reconstructed helmet with wild boar teeth from the Mycenaean chamber tomb at Elateia (14th - 13th century BC).
- Sherd of a Mycenaean krater representing a ship with its warriors. This is the first definite depiction of a warship in the history of mainland Greece (12th century BC).
- Lekythos in the form of a male head from Megaplatanos. The vase is a fine example of the 5th century red-figure style and it is attributed to an Attic workshop (5th century BC).
- Attic black-glazed amphora with floral red-figured decoration on the neck from Panagitsa at Elateia (5th century).
- Votive relief to Artemis from Achinos. It depicts a young mother's offering to the goddess, which is here featured as the guardian goddess of safe child-birth (Artemis Locheia). The relief dates to the end of the 4th-beginning of the 3rd century BC and stylistically belongs to the circle of Praxiteles' works.
- Mosaic pavement with the Three Graces from Ypati (3rd century AD).
- Gold signet ring with cult representation from the Mycenaean cemetery at Alonaki of Elateia (14th century BC).
- Helmet of Illyric type from Stavloi of Eurytania (late 8th or 7th century BC).
- Statue of an orator or philosopher of the Roman period from Achinos.

  The above exhibits are but a few of the significant findings, which are housed in the Archaeological Museum of Lamia and come from all over the prefecture of Fthiotida. For visitors, the Museum provides guided tours and educational programs, along with the organization of conferences and lectures.

Archaeological Museum of Lamia - Map

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Periods of the exhibits • Neolithic period, 6500-3200 BC • Bronze Age, 3200-1050 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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