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The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Athens, Attica, (Greece)[1] contains mainly sculptures, discovered in Piraeus and in the area of the Attic coast from Bronze Age to Roman times [2]

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The open-air exhibition along the Ancient Greek theater in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

The museum's displayed objects are divided in sections:[3]

The buildingEdit

The old building of the museum (330 m2 [2]), which is currently used as a storage room, was built in 1935.[4] The new two-store building, which was inaugurated in 1981,[4] covers a total area of total 1.394 m2. Both buildings neighbour on the Zeas (Greek: Ζέα) ancient classical theater. In the near future, the theater site is going to be used as an open-air sculpture exhibition.[2]

Visitors informationEdit

The museum is accessible with the Athens metro or bus lines. It is 15-minute walk from Piraeus station and a couple minute walk from bus station. Moreover, it is a 5-minute walk from the area for the reception of Cruise ships of the Piraeus port.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://dlib.statistics.gr/Book/GRESYE_01_0003_00040.pdf Concise statistical yearbook of Greece 2009, Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT Page 206
  2. ^ a b c Kornilia Axioti. "Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeological Museum of Piraeus" (in Greek). Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture (Archaeological Receipts Funds), Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (brochure)
  4. ^ a b Steinhauer, George (2001). "The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus". John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-03-16.

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