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As we enter the main exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum, the striking statue of the Venus de Milo meets our gaze. Unfortunately it is only a copy - although a very fine one - produced by the Louvre Museum workshop. Among the more important exhibits in the same room, is a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust.

In the left hand section of the room, the contents of a display-case remind us of life in the neolithic age, with items such as obsidian tools, knives, arrow and spear heads, most of which came from Filakopi, Nihia and Demenagaki.

In the hall on the right, there is a display demonstrating the artistic and cultural development of Ancient Klima. Of outstanding beauty is a masterpiece portraying a head with a burnished face and a bas-relief tombstone depicting a young man with his servant, believed to date from 3rd century B.C. There are also a number of small commemorative statues, one of which is a composition representing Aphrodite with Erotas. A priest of the deity Dionysis stands in a prominent position. This crowned figure dressed in a panther skin, is dated 2nd century B.C. and was found in Tramythia.

Flat stones engraved with archaic characters, show the ancient Greek alphabet with only 21 letters. These bear witness to events from the end of the 6th century B.C. until 415 B.C. when Milos was devastated by the Athenians.

In the left exhibition hall, there are displays of items in glass cases which take us even further back in history, most of which are from the ancient city of Filakopi. There are numerous urns, painted with lilies and other flowers, small clay models and marble sculptured figurines and idols which have come from the temple of Filakopi IV. Standing alone in a separate display cabinet, is the magnificent and intricately decorated «Lady of Filakopi». Lastly, there is a small room immediately behind the Venus statue with displays of coins, knife, blades, bronze statuettes dating back to the 5th and 4th century B.C., glass and clay pots from the Roman period as well as bas-relief and idols of the Hellenistic period.


Archaeological Museum - Folk Museum - Mining Museum - Catacombs
Ecclesiastical Museum - Churches - Sulphur mine - Fiestas


 
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