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Archaeological Museum 


Archaeological Museum

Next to the high school of Paroikia, is located the archaeological museum of Paros. Here, they are exposed findings from excavations, which unfold in front of the visitor's eyes the history of 6.000 years. From the prehistoric settlement in the island Saliagos (Neolithic findings) they are saved the marble statuette of the 'fat lady' who expresses fertility and other fine earthen pots. The early Cycladic civilization is represented by a large number of items that, mainly, were burial offers. The Mycenaean settlement in the hill of Koukounaria (Naousa) gave lots of interesting pots, but the most important whole of moving antiquities comes from the cemetery of Paroikia. One of the masterpieces of the Museum of Paros and one of the most important works of the ancient Greek plastic art is the statue of Niki (5th century B.C.). It depicts a winged, female, youthful figure. Another great work of art is the statue of Gorgo (a mythological monster) of the 6th century which is pictured with her wings lifted to the back. From the rest of the sculptures of the museum stands out the huge statue of Goddess Artemis (3,7m) from Dilio, the seated statue of a female goddess and the bottom part of the tall statue of Athena, all dated around the 5th century B.C. There are also two bass-relief from a war memorial (5th century) in memory of Archilohos. The same important is the number of the roman glass and earthen pots while in the atrium of the museum there are exposed Greek mosaics that were found under the church of Ekatontapiliani.

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