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Archeological Museum of Poros
 

... The Archaeological Museum of Poros is located at the Korizi square. It was created thanks to a pioneer devotee of archaeology, who carried out by himself the hard work of preserving the ancient findings of Trizinia, Christos Fourniades. Fourniades started to collect, by his own initiative, the scattered ancient findings of the area and gather them at the Municipal Office of Poros. In 1958 Fourniades, supported by the Municipal Council of Poros, had already proceeded with the foundation of an Archaeological Collection on the island.

The “Museum of Poros” was lodged temporarily at the old house of Korizi, which was donated in 1962 by the inheritors of Alexandros Korizis to the Greek State and was demolished in order for the Museum to be built. The Collection of Poros is officially recorded for the first time in 1959.

The Museum of Poros, built during 1966-1968 on the ruins of demolished residence of Korizi, for ten whole years was a shut store house. A first exhibition of the antiquities, limited at the ground floor, was conducted in 1978. Because of the abundance of the findings revealed at the excavations during the last twenty years, the necessity for a new exhibition layout on the ground floor and its expansion to the upper floor came out, works that were acted out in 1998 and gave the Museum of Poros the shape it has today.

The exhibition of the museum covers two rooms, one on the basement and one on the building's floor and includes exhibits from all over the territory o Trizinia and some of the area of Ermioni.

The museum has sculptures, inscriptions and architectural parts from Trizina, Kalavreia and Methana. The most important exhibits are a big anaglyph with a dog's representation on, which was built-in on an ancient construction, a plaster cast of the known inscribed column from Trizina with the script of the Athenean voting, suggested by Themistocles in 480 BC, regarding the encounter of the Persian invasion, an archaic inscription (around 600 BC) from a funeral mark found in Methana, an honourable voting of Trizina (369 BC) and the inscribed pedestal from a copper statue of the emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius, offering by the town of Methana (175 – 180 AD).

Two statuettes, a nude boy and a woman with pallium and cloth, a statuette of Asklipios from Kalavreia, and a few tomb steles of the 4
th century BC., from the cemetery areas of the ancient town (such as a remarkable tomb anaglyph with a woman's presentation in hyperphysical size), are some of the most important exhibitions of the classic period.

As far as the imperial period is regarded, during which a series of imposing tomb monuments were made round the town walls, tomb steles of Trizina are exposed such as the tomb stele of Xenokratis orator from Kalavreia (3rd cent. BC).

Furthermore, also exhibited at the museum is a series of capitals of the three main architectonic rhythms from the archaic to the Romaic years: one Doric of the 6th cent. BC, another Doric as well, of the 5th cent. BC. and an angular ionic of the 4th cent. BC that is completed with two examples of Corinthian capitals of the Romaic period, one from Methana and the other from Trizina. The second one is decorated on its main sides with anaglyph visards, testifying that it comes from a theatrical construction.

Finally, samples of old-Christian architecture, such as capitals of that period from the wider area of Trizina, constitute important part of the exhibition.


Address: Korizi square, P.C. 18020, Poros (Prefecture of Attica), Phone Number: +30 22980 23276

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