Archaeological Museum of Argos

Archaeological Museum of Argos

At the Archaeological Museum of Argos, artifacts from the area of the city of Argos, the western part of the Argolic plain and the mountain area of Argolis are being housed. They are dated back from the prehistoric periods up until the roman period.

Exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Argos

The building complex of the museum is comprised of two sections, one being a preserved monument, “Kallergeio” and the other one being a new wing. The permanent exhibition includes three halls. The biggest hall is located at the ground floor of the museum’s new section. In there, the exhibition follows a chronological line, with findings from the mid-Helladic period to the classical period. Among the most important exhibits are: a large burial compass, a copper armor, iron obolus with their krateftes at the shape of a ship from the geometric period (8th century BC), a portion of a “crateras” (wine container) from the 7th century BC, that depicts the blinding of Polefemos, a lyre made from the shell of a turtle and an attic red-figure vase by the painter Ermonaktas.

At the ground floor of “Kallergeio”, findings from the prehistoric settlement of Lerna are exhibited, dated back from the Ancient Neolithic Period up to the Mycenaean period. Among the most important findings are: the clay woman’s idol from the Neolithic period, the clay circular hearth and the imprints of signets from the protohelladic settlement of Lerna.

At the first floor of “Kallergeio”, sculptures from the area are exhibited, mostly copies of classical works. Especially notable are: a relief of Evmenides from the Hellenistic period, as well as a copy of the so-called ‘Farnese’ Hercules by Lysippos.

At the museum’s yard, a representation has been made of a section from the garden of a roman manor, found in Gounari Street in Argos. At the arcade, mosaic floors found there or in the general area are housed. One can make out scenes from hunting with hawks and personified seasons and months from the year.