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Chalkis Museum

Archaeological Museum of Chalkida
Administrative Information
   
 Official Unit:
11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

13 El. Venizelou Str., Τ.Κ. 34100, Chalkida (Prefecture of Evia)

Telephone: +30 22210 25131
Fax: +30 22210 84884
Email: iaepka@culture.gr

Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0800-1500
Built: 1902, Renovated: 1990 
History
The museum building was built in 1901-1902. 
The new exhibition was opened to the public in 1991 and since then, the collections of honorary decrees, funerary monuments and Roman sculpture are displayed in the courtyard.
 
The collections of the museum include:
• Early Helladic finds from the settlement and cemetery of Manika (3rd millenium BC)
• Mycenaean pottery and figurines
• Geometric pottery and bronze figurines
• Oikonomos' collection of Euboean and Boeotian pottery and statuettes
• Classical and Hellenistic coins from Chalkis, Eretria and Karystos
•Roman votive sculptures from Chalkis and Aidipsos
•Funerary monuments from Chalkis and Nea Lampsakos
•Honorary decrees

   The most important items of the exhibition are:

    Beak-mouthed jug from the cemetery at Manika, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC).
    Bone and marble figurines from the cemetery of Manika, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC).
    Handleless spherical pot with linear incised decoration, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC).
    Rhyton (libation vessel) from tomb 5 at Vromousa, with painted "garlands" organised in bands. Dated to the early Mycenaean period.
    Torso of Apollo from the temple of Daphnephoros Apollo at Eretria, dated to the Archaic period.
    Relief part of a grave stele representing a seated woman looking towards the right. Possibly from Chalkis, dated to the 5th century BC.
    Marble colossal protome of a horse from the site of Treis Kamares near Chalkis. Dated to the Hellenistic period.
    Golden wreath from the Hellenistic cemetery of Aghios Stephanos, near Chalkis.
    Statue of Antinoos from the Roman baths at Aidipsos. The young man is crowned with ivy leaves, bears a leopard skin on the body, and holds part of a stick with the sacred ivy (a symbol of Dionysos) in the left hand. Parts of the hands and legs are missing. Dated to the reign of Hadrian.
    Headless statue of Apollo from "Polles Kamares" at Chalkis. The god is represented leaning on the trunk of a tree. It is a copy dated to the Roman period.

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