24.9.16

Archaeological Museum of Kos


In the Archaeological Museum of Kos are found all the findings that came to light during the excavations that are carried out in the island by the beginning of century up to today, mainly from the archaeological site of Market and the Western archaeological site, as well as from individual monuments, as the Altar of Dionisos, the Odeon and the Roman Residence ( Casa Romana ). 
The display of sculptures that functions today in the Museum collects work tha is dated from Hellenistic until the Histeroromanic years and aims to present to a wider public the more important wok of sculptures from Kos Island.


The two-storey building in Eleutherias Square which houses the current archaeological Museum of Kos, is a monuments of Italian occupation era, built in 1935. On the ground floor, especially in the interior of the west, northwest, north, east room and the patio is mainly exposed the more important work of sculpture, as well as mosaics. In the lobby conspicuous the supernatural head of Hera and the sepulchral anaglyph with representation a lion.

In the western room are exposed statues of the Hellenistic era, most from which they were found in the archways of the Conservatoire: statue of an athlete, female figures bearing the famous gowns Koes, head of Alexander, male trunk, etc. In the north-western room is exposed the imposing statue of said Hippocrates, while in the walls is presented anaglyph with representation of symposium, excellent late archaic art, as well as sepulchral sculptures of late archaic and classic period. In the northern room are found statues of Dimitra, Kore and Athena that is emanated from rural holy in  the region Pyli. In the same room are exposed Hellenistic statues of Venus, Nymphs,


Fortune and an efedrismou complex. In the Eastern room are exposed statues of Roman period, between then a seated Hermes and Dimitra. In the atrium Roman statues Artemidos, Asclepiou, Health, as well as cluster Dionisos and Satyr surround mosaic flooring that depicts the arrival of Asclepiou in Kos Island.

One more mosaic from the Hellenistic era, with representation of marine bottom, adorns the northern wall of the cloister and emanates from the restored Roman Residence (Casa Romana). The first floor of building houses a large collection of pottery and other little findings of Kos but the entry for visitors in not still possible. The archaeological Museum of Kos belong in the competence of KB’ Conservancy Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture.


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