In the archaeological museum of Naxos, the findings of the excavations, works of art and useful objects are exhibited, from the prehistoric period to the early Byzantine years (4th millennium BC - 6th century AD). The exhibits of the museum come from Naxos and the surrounding small islands: Keros, Danousa and Koufonisia. Most have been found in tombs and are mainly gold, silver and copper offerings, clay and marble vessels, brass weapons and tools. The museum houses a large collection of the famous Cycladic figurines. The Late Mycenaean period (1400 BC - 1100 BC) is represented by remarkable examples of ceramics, objects of ivory and gold, beads of semi-precious stones, rings, etc. Large amphorae and other vessels are on display from the Geometric period, while from the Roman period, wonderful glass objects. There is also a collection of statues and tombstones.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou