Archaeological Museum of Eretria, Eretria

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The Archaeological Museum of Eretria is a museum in Eretria, in the Euboea regional unit of Central Greece.
The museum was established in 1960, but was enlarged between 1961 and 1962. It underwent further renovation and extension between 1987 and 1991 by the 11th Ephorate of Antiquities of the Greek Archaeological Service in collaboration with the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.
The museum, which is located adjacent to the archaeological site of Eretria, contains artifacts unearthed at Xeropolis, the cemetery of Skoumbri, Palaia Perivolia, and Toumba in Lefkandi, at Paliochora and Geraki hill in Amarynthos and at Eretria and Magoula. Many artifacts found at Eretria though are on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and in the Louvre in Paris.
Of major note is the terracotta centaur from Lefkandi, dated to the second half of the 10th century BC. The figurine was discovered broken in two parts, each of which had been placed in a different grave. Also found at Lefkandi is a straight-sided Mycenaean alabastron with three handles, dated to the 12th century BC. The decoration is in matt white paint on a dark surface, and the shoulder and body are covered with the figures of a griffin, a roe and a deer.
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  • We enjoyed the exhibition in this museum. It's very small, only two rooms and some outdoor sites, but very informative and interesting. All information on the displays is written in Greek and French.....  more »
  • Nice small museum with particularly good aritfacts of ancient history of Eretia. Good place for a visit and learn more about history  more »
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