Archaeological Museum

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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum
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A collection of historical artifacts including a letter written by Alexander the Great to the Chians.
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Turkey6,114 contributions
Beautiful museum
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a well designed museum with many interesting and unique pieces from the ancient times, dating back to the Neolithic period and also to Roman times. Many items were discover in Chios but some were brought from Anatolia and Egypt.
There are beautiful figurines, wonderful golden jewelry, mosaics, statues, pieces of huge Ionian columns and interesting gravestones. There is also a reconstruction of a Macedonian tomb in the courtyard.

There are many stairs at the entrance but there is an elevator inside. No photography allowed inside. 2 Euros pp.

Written September 6, 2018
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crazyh
concord nh7,067 contributions
Very nice with lots of ancient artifacts!
Oct 2017
This is a great museum with numerous artifacts from all over Chios. For 2 euros a ticket you can't beat the price. I was there in October and was the only one in the museum. However, I was watched constantly by museum workers as if I was about to steal something! Other than that it's an nice out of the way area to see what ancient Chios was all about.
Written August 20, 2018
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Barfota
Malmö162 contributions
Dusty
Sep 2017 • Solo
When I arrived I was the only visitor. One of the staff was following me from room to room – what did they expect, that I put a stone sculpture in my hand bag?
I liked the lovely exhibition of the small sculptures of women and animals. Over all the exhibition had a female predominance – nice to be spared from all those pompous men!
But the museum needs to work on the presentation, to make the objects come alive. Today it is one of all those dusty old-school museums.
Written October 1, 2017
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museumkatie
Burr Ridge, IL100 contributions
Great collection, no photos allowed
Sep 2017
Unfortunately, some of the objects on display are not published, therefore none of the objects can be photographed. When I asked the guards about the reason why, the first two did not know why this rule was in place and the third did not which objects were published or unpublished. There are some interesting pottery showing a Corinthian-influence, a very cool feeding vessel, and a room full of inscriptions. Biggest highlight are the HUGE lion's paw architectural features (antae bases).
Written September 4, 2017
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Georgia_M
Piraeus, Greece127 contributions
One of the most interesting, archaelogical museums of Greece
Jul 2016 • Solo
This small museum may surprise you. It shows Chios 's history throught out the ages from the Archaic era (9-8th century), and even before that, right to the Imperial Years. It has many interesting items such as ancient inscriptions (there is one sent to Chios leaders from Alexander the Great), beautiful jewellery and pottery and engaraved tombstones. There is also a macedonian tomb as well as marble parts of pillars which end up in lion's feet! Overall, it's very interesting and for someone who likes such museums it may take him/her an hour to walk through it.
Written August 1, 2016
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Lauren P
Izmir, Turkey10 contributions
Nice stop
Apr 2016 • Couples
Two euro to get in, medium-sized museum, great collection of sculpture, pottery, jewelry. Easy walking distance from town. Takes about an hour or so to see it all.
Written April 8, 2016
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OlavoGasp
Cape Town, South Africa162 contributions
Good museum in Chios
May 2015 • Solo
One of the best museums in Chios! It's small but you can spend a whole morning there.
Greece and Chios have an amazing history and here you get to know more about it.
Written November 30, 2015
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Elizabeth A
Ilkley, UK24 contributions
Woth a visit.
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a very interesting museum if you are interested in archaeological finds. It is nicely presented with a number of finds from Chios town that are interesting
Written September 27, 2015
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Ioannis M
New York City, NY59 contributions
Excellent, unfortunately underrated Museum
Aug 2015 • Friends
It was shocking and wonderful at the same time to visit this amazing museum. Shocking because besides us there was only a Greek family in the museum. Wonderful because besides us there was only a Greek family in the museum :-) Among all the local museums I have visited in Greece (and as a professor of Classical Archaeology I have visited a lot of them) this is a hidden gem, perhaps too hidden. One gets a very well-thought and presented overview of the history of the island that was for centuries one of the major players in Greek history. With the exception of the sculpture, the finds are well presented and explained. The only "sad" part: the presentation of the sculpture! The person who did the museological study should be fired! The sculptures are in the darkest part of the museum, the light comes from behind the visitor, so that the moment you get closer in order to see some of the fine details (Chian sculptors were famous and sought-after in the Archaic period) you wish you had no head, since its shadow covers everything. Nonetheless, if you visit Chios, this is a must-see. Last but not least: the guards were wonderful and truly cared about "their" museum! I salute them for their passion.
Written August 8, 2015
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MrPokey
Sheffield, United Kingdom142 contributions
Lions' paws
May 2015 • Solo
Most island museums have a quirk or something unique to the island. In the case of Chios it is the carved lions' paws that form the base stones of temple columns/walls. I thought walls but the attendant assured me the base stones were for columns. Anyway I had never seen anything like this before and appears to be unique to Chios. Something new and different.
Written June 15, 2015
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