ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION OF NEAPOLIS
The Archaeological Collection of Neapolis was created before World War II and within two years included around 1000 items, found mostly in the area of Mirambello and in other sites of the Prefecture. During the Italian rule, thanks to the efforts of Emm. Mavroeidis (then ektaktos curator of Antiquities) the Collection was protected in the underground of the Club. Today it is housed in a building ceded to the Ministry of Culture by the Ministry of Health and the Municipality. The Collection is temporarily closed to the public.
Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Elounta (1937)
Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Hellenika (1937)
Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Dreros (1937)
Finds from the excavations of Emm. Mavroeidis at a Late Minoan tomb in Tourloti, near Seteia
Finds from the excavations of Emm. Mavroeidis at a Hellenistic tomb at Kalo Chorio (ancient Istrona)
Finds from the area of Mirambello, collected or given to the Ephorate
Antiquities collected by the Italian forces from Aghios Nikolaos (ancient Lato pros Kamara) and other areas of the Prefecture
Numismatic collection (coins given by citizens)
Some of the most important exhibits are:
Inscription in four lines. It is carved in boustrophedon on the naturally smoothed surface of the limestone (l. 0.90m., w. 0.25m.) but parts of the inscribed surface are missing. Dated to the Archaic period (700-600 B.C.).
Inscription in four lines. It is carved in boustrophedon on a rectangular iron-stone (l. 0.88m., w. 0.24m.) preserved in two pieces, with only part of the inscription. Dated to the Archaic period (7th-6th centuries B.C.).
Inscription in two lines. It is carved on the naturally smoothed surface of a rectangular limestone (l. 0.95m., w. 0.32m.). Dated to the Archaic period.
Bronze figurine of a bull (l. 0.12m., h. 0.09m.). It was found in the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Hellenika. The front right leg is glued.
Marble female statue (h. 1.25m. to the neck). The head, which was inset is now missing; also missing is the right arm to the elbow. The woman is dressed in long chiton and himation. The statue was found and collected by the Italian military forces.
Marble female statue (h. 1.70m. to the neck) of unknown provenance. The figure is dressed in long chiton and himation and stands on a square base.Marble female statue (h. 1.70m. to the neck) of unknown provenance. The figure is dressed in long chiton and himation and stands on a square base.
Headless statue of a man from an unknown site in the Prefecture of Lasithi. The base bears the inscription in Greek "of Mousaios". The man is dressed in himation, leans the left hand on a stele and brings the right before the chest. The rendering of the sandals is exquisite.
Marble headless female statue (h. 1.75m.) from the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara (modern Aghios Nikolaos). It stands on a base 0.40m. high. The figure is clad in long chiton and multi-folded himation. The lower part of both arms is missing.
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