Archaeological Museum of Delos, Delos

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The Archaeological Museum of Delos is a museum on the island of Delos, near Mykonos in the South Aegean, Greece. It is noted for its extensive collection of statues unearthed in the surrounding area of the ancient site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although the museum has a considerable collection, it does not contain all of the items found in Delos: a large quantity are on display in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum.
In 1872, the French School at Athens began excavating on Delos, in a project on a massive scale, which is still ongoing today.
As the collection accumulated, the museum was built on-site in 1904 by the Archaeological Society of Athens to accommodate the archaeological discoveries. Its original five rooms went underwent expansion in 1931 and then again in 1972 to nine rooms.
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  • In many places, like the Acropolis in Athens, you have to go to an offsite museum to see some of the artifacts recovered. Not at Delos, there is an onsite museum as part of your tour that you can go.....  more »
  • Browse around this museum. Very cool stuff in there. Lots of history on this ancient city. Don't miss it.  more »
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  • It is one of the most important museums concerning the history of ancient Greek sculpture. The mosaics of Delos is the most important ensemble in Greece from the period of the 2nd-early 1st century. E.g.
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  • Guides are great, a lot of history to see. Will recommend to anyone. Loved the island cats.
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