Archaeological Museum in Kalamata, Greece
Kalamata Museums - The Archaeological Museum in Kalamata, Greece is a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts. Housed in a charming 19th-century building at the junction of Benaki and Papazoglou streets, it was gifted to the Archaeological Society by Antonios Benakis - founder of the eponymous museum in Athens. Featuring a distinctive tile roof and extending over three floors, the museum showcases exhibits dating back to the Copper Age and Roman times, with most originating from the broader Messenia region. Highlights include statues and fragments, findings from burial excavations, capitals, Roman house mosaic floor fragments, ceramic and copper utensils, craters, vessels, jewelry, and seals. Although the museum ceased functioning in 2008, the exhibits have since been transferred to the offices of the Archaeological Museum of Messenia, which currently occupies the building. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this fascinating piece of Greek history.
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