Ancient vases from museums

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Ancient vases from museums

  1. 1. Vases from Archaeological Museums in Athens Keramikos, Ancient Agora, Lavrion , Marathonas
  2. 2. The museum of Keramicos is a small place that holds the findings of the archaeological site. In the first room the visitor will see the tombstones that adorned the cemetery. The older ones belong to the Archaic period (9th -7th century B.C.) and the newest ones to the Roman period
  3. 3. The small museum at Keramikos was established by its benefactor, Gustav Oberlaender, a German-American stocking manufacturer. It contains stelae and sculptures from the site, as well as a good collection of vases and terracotta figurines. 8th century BC vases, exhibited in Room 4 ("Geometric period" pottery) of the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum Athens
  4. 4. The museum The following rooms have vases, jewelry and other objects that were offered as kterismata (objects that supposedly accompanied the dead to his afterlife). The last room has artifacts that were discovered in a group tomb of men, women and children. It seems that in the 429-426 a malady infested Athens killing a substantial number of the population. The authorities gathered the bodies of the dead and buried them hastily in a group tomb so that the living would not be contaminated
  5. 5. Ancient Greek vases in the Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)
  6. 6. The Archaeological Museum of Lavrion is situated at the north entrance to the town. It was built in 1970, but inaugurated as a museum only in 1999. In 2007-2008, the building was renovated and made accessible to the disabled (Third Community Support Framework). In the lobby to the left of those entering is an exhibit of objects connected with mining and metallurgy in Lavreotiki. The inscriptions, which provide evidence about aspects of how mines were operated, are particularly important. In the gallery at the far end of the exhibition are relief plaques from the frieze of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion (mid-5th c. BC), on which one may make out scenes from the Battle of Centaurs and Battle of Giants, allegories for the victory of the Athenians, “champions of the Greeks”, against the Persians.
  7. 7. Lavrion archeological museum
  8. 8. Archaeological Museum of Marathon
  9. 9. The Archaeological Museum is divided into six large rooms, in which, the rare findings are being exposed. ROOM 2: Includes ceramics and small objects from the cemetery of the Early Bronze Age at Tsepi. The visitor can also admire some offerings (kterismata) of Middle Helladic and Late Helladic period, found at the cemetery of Vranas.
  10. 10. ROOM 1: Contains exhibits of pottery of the last phases of the Neolithic period (4000 - 3200 BC) and the first phases of Bronze Age (3200-2700 BC). Most pottery were found at the Cave of Pan in Oinoi.

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