Archaeological Museum of Argos, Argos

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The Archaeological Museum of Argos is a museum in Argos, in Argolis on the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. The history of the museum began in April 1932, when the heirs of J. Kallergis donated the building to the Argos city council. They in turn gave it to the Greek state along with the surrounding area on October 25, 1955.The museum consists of two sections; the Kallergeio museum which was inaugurated in 1957 and the new section in 1961. The French Archaeological School, who also oversaw the building of the new section, are responsible for many of the items displayed in the museum which were unearthed in Argos and the prefecture and date from the Mid-Helladic period until Late Antiquity . The bulk of the artifacts were discovered at the ancient agora, in the area of the ancient Roman theatre and also at the Mycenaean grave in Deras. The American School of Classical Studies were also responsible for some excavations represented in the collection, particularly those at Lerna.CollectionsItems of note in the Argos Archaeological Museum include a Minoan style bridge-mouthed pot of sub-Mycenaean times, a reddish pot representing the fight of Theseus and the Minotaur, attended by Ariadne, a compass of the early geometric times, which is decorated with meanders and parallel lines, and a mosaic floor excavated from a house of the 5th century, in which symbols represent the twelve months.
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  • this museum is close, it possible visit only exposition in garden, only from 10 am to 1 pm, monday close  more »
  • This museum is unfortunately closed since 2014. I understand it houses some wonderful artefacts but unfortunately,except for the gardens they are not acessable.  more »
  • This place is closed... It's nice in the garden outside (nice mosaics), but not much else to see...
  • Very interesting and nicely organised exhibitions, however it's not the cleanest and a lot of the stuff aren't very nice.
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