Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, Peloponnese
Argolida Museums - The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae in Peloponnese is a modern building located at the entrance of the ancient site. Construction started in 1985, and it was inaugurated in 2003. The museum covers 2,000 sq and has three levels. It showcases artifacts from excavations all over the ancient site of Mycenae, dating back to the Copper Period around 3,000 B.C. up until the Hellenistic period in the 2nd century B.C. With around 2,500 exhibits, including ceramic vases, jewelry, wall paintings, tools, and weapons, the museum offers a glimpse into Mycenae and the wider region's history.
The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae's jewelry pieces, made of gold with intricate designs, are particularly impressive. The exhibits in the first room focus on the daily life of the Mycenaeans, with ceramic artifacts from the ancient town. The second room showcases items related to life after death, including offerings to the dead, whereas the third room is dedicated to the Mycenaean civilization in terms of religion, science, art, administration, and trade. The museum also features a copy of the Golden Mask of Agamemnon, a grave mask found in the Treasury of Atreus.
If you're interested in delving into the history of Mycenae and the wider region, the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae in Peloponnese is the perfect place to start your journey.
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