Archaeological Museum of Samothrace

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Archaeological Museum of Samothrace
Archaeological museum of Samothrace.jpg
Established1939
LocationSamothrace, Greece
TypeArchaeological
WebsiteNo official website yet

The Archaeological Museum of Samothrace is located in Samothrace of the Evros regional unit, in Greece. It has four rooms and an atrium, presenting the following:

  1. Reconstructed architectural remains of the sanctuary;
  2. Restored architectural features, sculptures and coins found in the sanctuary;
  3. Sculpture, miniature objects and pottery from the sanctuary and ancient city ;
  4. Archaeological finds from cemeteries;
  5. A collection of inscriptions (in the Atrium).

The museum was designed by Stuart Shaw, an architect based at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and built by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens in 1939–55. A north wing was added in 1960–61.

Among its collection are:

and various items from the Samothrace temple complex.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°30′9.9″N 25°31′41.2″E / 40.502750°N 25.528111°E / 40.502750; 25.528111 (Archaeological Museum of Samothrace)