Archaeological Museum of Thera

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The Archaeological Museum of Thera is located in the center of Fira and reveals the long history of the island. In the center of the capital city near the cable car is the archaeological museum. The building that houses built in 1960 by the Ministry of Public Works in order to replace the previous old museum was built in 1902, which collapsed during the earthquake of 1956. In its halls host collections of sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman period, and pottery and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic period.

The most important exhibits are the Thirean amphora with geometric decoration dating from the early 7th century BC, the great volcanic stone (trachyte) weighing 480 kg and many finds from excavations in the cemetery of Ancient Thera, such as amphorae and ceramic objects, and ancient kouros.

Collections include:

Sculptures from the Archaic to the Roman era.

Inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman era.

Pottery and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic era.