Kerameikos Museum

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Ermou 148, Athens, Greece

Kerameikos Museum Athens Reviews

Johnpro Johnpro
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Small but beautiful Museum ! Jan 02, 2012
History :

The Kerameikos Museum was built in 1937 to the designs of H. Johannes with funding of Gustav Oberlaender. Thanks to the financial support of the Boeringer brothers, it was expanded in the 1960s.

The museum houses findings from excavations in Kerameikos, mostly objects directly connected to the cemetery and the burial customs of ancient Athens such as funerary urns, grave offerings as well as funerary monuments (stele). The latter, like the inscribed reliefs, the loutrophoroi (a distinctive type of Greek pottery characterized by its elongated neck that was used to hold water during marriage and funeral rituals, and was placed in the tombs of unmarried women.) dominate the displays while exact casts can be seen on the site.Amphora of the Early Geometric period. Dated to 860-840 BC - Kerameikos Museum

Excellent examples of pottery can also be seen in the museum like an early Geometric urn amphora (860-840 BC), the Amasis Lekythos with a scene of the god Dionysus and two satyrs (mid-6th century BC), the hydria by the painter Meidias with a multi figured scene etc.

Useful Links : More information at the official web site of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism!

What around : Acropoli , Kerameikos, Acropoilis Museum , Plaka , Monastiraki .

How to go : Just come down from the acropolis rock . Or just get in from the Monastiaki side , street name Ermou ! With Subway Theision terminal , Metro Monastiraki station ! In the same entrance of Kerameikos ancient cemetery to the left side !

Tips :

Opening hours and tickets :

Summer (01/04-31/10) ,08:00-19:30 daily , Mon 11:00-19:30

Winter (01/11-31/03) , 08:00-15:00 daily

Normal 2 Euro , Reduced 1 Euro (Day ticket for all archaeological entries , must be 12 entrances and cost 12euro include Kerameikos and Museum). The prices @ 2011 .

Every Sunday in winter period have free entrance for the most of that !

In public museums there are certain days when admission is free for all visitors:

• every Sunday from 1 November to 31 March

• the first Sunday of April, May, June and October or the second if the first happens to

be a holiday

• 6 March – Melina Mercouri Day

• 18 April – World Monument Day

• 5 June – World Environment Day

The photos are from 2012 !

P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)

I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . For extra informations contact with me :).
Johnpro says:
Small and beauty :)
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
cicie says:
Nice collection of Ceramic:)
Posted on: Feb 19, 2012
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