Kythnos: Priceless archeological treasures remain in storage

8 July 2016
751 Views

Scores of rare ancient artifacts, such as gold and silver jewelry and pottery have been found in the Vryokastro area on the island of Kythnos, however everything remains stored in boxes, since there is no archeological museum on the island.

The ancient artifacts were discovered by professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Thessaly Alexandros Mazarakis-Ainian in an archaic temple dating back to the 6th and 7th century BC.

As such, a local association has been campaigning to convert the island’s old mayor office into an archeological museum, in order to house the 1,500 items that have been uncovered on the Cycladic island.

The association is hoping to secure funding from the 2016-2020 NSRF – about one million euros is required – and donations, so that the archeological treasures may be permanently displayed on Kythnos, rather than being transferred elsewhere.

You may be interested

The Honorable Death: Samurai & Seppuku in Feudal Japan
WORLD
shares18 views
WORLD
shares18 views

The Honorable Death: Samurai & Seppuku in Feudal Japan

Panos - May 17, 2021

While martial suicide is a practice found in a lot of cultures, the act of seppuku, or ritual self-disembowelment, is peculiar…

Athens: Maintenance works are in progress in the Temple of Olympian Zeus
GREECE
shares17 views
GREECE
shares17 views

Athens: Maintenance works are in progress in the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Panos - May 17, 2021

The column has been in a construction armature for days, as the other nine, who face fewer problems but also…

Where are Greece’s beautiful ‘fjords’?
GREECE
shares20 views
GREECE
shares20 views

Where are Greece’s beautiful ‘fjords’?

Panos - May 17, 2021

Norway may be famous for its fjords, but Greece has its own special terrain similar to the famous northern European…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.