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Archaeologic Museum of Chios - Part of the Exhibits

This stele, bearing the letter sent to the Chiotes by Alexander the Great in 342 BC, regulating the island's political affairs, is one of the most important inscripitons in Greece and a valuable historical document.
This stele, bearing the letter sent to the Chiotes by Alexander the Great in 342 BC, regulating the island's political affairs, is one of the most important inscripitons in Greece and a valuable historical document.
Narrow-bottomed amphorae of distinctive shape, for transporting the famous Chian wine, which was the island's principal export.
Narrow-bottomed amphorae of distinctive shape, for transporting the famous Chian wine, which was the island's principal export.
Chios, one of the first cities to strike coins, at the end of the 7th century BC established a specific type with the sphinx as sympol, which it maintained for almost 900 years.
Chios, one of the first cities to strike coins, at the end of the 7th century BC established a specific type with the sphinx as sympol, which it maintained for almost 900 years.
A well-preserved Hellenistic brazier with charming relief decoration.
A well-preserved Hellenistic brazier with charming relief decoration.
Two skyphoi with dinstictive bird decoration (bird-bowls), found in excavations near the harbor sanctuary at Emporio. The vase interior is black-glazed and the exterior decorated with geometric designs and birds (late 7th century BC).
Two skyphoi with dinstictive bird decoration (bird-bowls), found in excavations near the harbor sanctuary at Emporio. The vase interior is black-glazed and the exterior decorated with geometric designs and birds (late 7th century BC).
Toys found in a child burial in a urn.
Toys found in a child burial in a urn.
Child burial in an urn, two feeding cups, used to feed the child with milk.
Child burial in an urn, two feeding cups, used to feed the child with milk.
Child Burial in an urn. Grave goods: white clay calf, miniature trefoil-mouth oinochoe (late 4th century BC)
Child Burial in an urn. Grave goods: white clay calf, miniature trefoil-mouth oinochoe (late 4th century BC)
Child Burial in an urn. The narrow - bottomed amphora has been cut at the height of the shoulder in order to place within it the deceased and the grave goods, the symbolism of which was overt. (late 4th century BC).
Child Burial in an urn. The narrow - bottomed amphora has been cut at the height of the shoulder in order to place within it the deceased and the grave goods, the symbolism of which was overt. (late 4th century BC).
Two important Proto-Geometric vases: oinochoe with characteristic neck and baded decoration and skyphos painted with concentric, tangental semicircles.
Two important Proto-Geometric vases: oinochoe with characteristic neck and baded decoration and skyphos painted with concentric, tangental semicircles.
Trefoil-spouted oinochoe and cups with band decoration, along with an item of shell jewellery. These are some of the kterismata (grave goods) from tombs in Chios Town (late 7th century BC).
Trefoil-spouted oinochoe and cups with band decoration, along with an item of shell jewellery. These are some of the kterismata (grave goods) from tombs in Chios Town (late 7th century BC).
Early Neolithic double-spouted oinochoes from Emporio. Breast-like protuberances modelled on the maximum circumference of the belly.
Early Neolithic double-spouted oinochoes from Emporio. Breast-like protuberances modelled on the maximum circumference of the belly.
Characteristic clay figurine of a bull, found in Myceanean Emborio, with unusual decoration of red bands and dots.
Characteristic clay figurine of a bull, found in Myceanean Emborio, with unusual decoration of red bands and dots.
Askos in the shape of a bird, from Emborio. Probably used in worship, this beautifully furnished vessel is decorated with incised linear motifs, infilled with pigment, the contrast with the dark clay creating an impressive effect.
Askos in the shape of a bird, from Emborio. Probably used in worship, this beautifully furnished vessel is decorated with incised linear motifs, infilled with pigment, the contrast with the dark clay creating an impressive effect.
Neolithic objects of steatite, recently recovered from the cave at Aghio Galas: a miniature vase, pendant and axe.
Neolithic objects of steatite, recently recovered from the cave at Aghio Galas: a miniature vase, pendant and axe.
Kernos, cult vessel of the goddess Demeter; it consists of small vases connected by a ring, in which the liquid offerings were mixed; found in the repository of the goddess sanctuary in the city of Chios.
Kernos, cult vessel of the goddess Demeter; it consists of small vases connected by a ring, in which the liquid offerings were mixed; found in the repository of the goddess sanctuary in the city of Chios.
Archaic pottery from the cemetery at Lithi. On the characteristic  white coat, painted vertical and horizontal bands and a zone of geese and other motifs around the shoulder; details rendered in th fine incised lines.
Archaic pottery from the cemetery at Lithi. On the characteristic white coat, painted vertical and horizontal bands and a zone of geese and other motifs around the shoulder; details rendered in th fine incised lines.
Mosaic floor from an excavation at 7, Demogerontias st. - Chios Town.
Mosaic floor from an excavation at 7, Demogerontias st. - Chios Town.
Mosaic floor from an excavation at 7, Demogerontias st. - Chios Town.
Mosaic floor from an excavation at 7, Demogerontias st. - Chios Town.
On the temples of Chios the place of the frieze, above the epistyle, is occupied by mouldings (cymatia), embellished with exqusite vegetal ornaments, like palmetes, etc. This on is from Phana  -  the head of the mythical Gordon (cicra 500 BC).
On the temples of Chios the place of the frieze, above the epistyle, is occupied by mouldings (cymatia), embellished with exqusite vegetal ornaments, like palmetes, etc. This on is from Phana - the head of the mythical Gordon (cicra 500 BC).
Impressive necklace of carnelian beads, found in the Mycenaeancemetery at Archontiki, Psara.
Impressive necklace of carnelian beads, found in the Mycenaeancemetery at Archontiki, Psara.
Squat three-handled alabastron from the Mycenaean cemetery at Archontiki, Psara.
Squat three-handled alabastron from the Mycenaean cemetery at Archontiki, Psara.
Rimokastro at Aepos. This building (23.1 x 10.1 m) was constructed of ashlared stones and probably served the farming and stock-raising needs of the farmsteads of the region.
Rimokastro at Aepos. This building (23.1 x 10.1 m) was constructed of ashlared stones and probably served the farming and stock-raising needs of the farmsteads of the region.
Relief plaque with bust of a young man with laurel-wreath, possibly Nero (AD 37 - 68).
Relief plaque with bust of a young man with laurel-wreath, possibly Nero (AD 37 - 68).
At the region fo Aghios Iakovos, Chios Town, an impressive mosaic floor has been discovered in the atrium of Late Roman edifice. Gladiator wounding the throat of a lion, a subject much loved in the closing years of the Roman Imperial Period.
At the region fo Aghios Iakovos, Chios Town, an impressive mosaic floor has been discovered in the atrium of Late Roman edifice. Gladiator wounding the throat of a lion, a subject much loved in the closing years of the Roman Imperial Period.
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Mosaic
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Mosaic
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Cross Section.
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Cross Section.
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Mosaic.
Early Christian Basilica, St. Isidore - Chios Town. Mosaic.