Museums in Viotia


Important sculptures from Livadia and Chaironia such as Demeter, Kyveli, a portrait of emperor Hadrian, a stone sphere with reliefs of the sun and moon, and Athena Kranaia can be seen at the museum.
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Constructed in 1890, this is the earliest museum in Viotia. It contains findings from the cemeteries of Tanagra or which had been retrieved in the field, and also finds from the first excavations conducted by the Archaeological Society.
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Delve into the heritage of this area through this delightful museum which showcases the professions of the previous century, as well as the tools and equipment used.
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This collection is found in the town hall of the Thespies, where many findings are presented such as those from the archaeological area of the ancient city by the same name, architectural parts of the ancient city's buildings, sculptures of classical years, and remains from the archaic and the roman years.
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Rare collections from around Viotia outline local civilization from Palaeolithic to post-Byzantine eras. There is also a medieval Frankish tower in the museum's courtyard, once part of a castle erected by Nicholas II de Saint Omer, Archon of Thebes in 1278. The city's northern gates may have stood at the very spot.
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The ancient Phocean city of Ambrossos, located now where Distomo is and beyond, features many findings from the Mycenaean up to the Early Christian era. The findings are on display at the old primary school, a preserved stone building from 1903. There's also a photo exhibition from the Nazi massacre in 1944.
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The old factory in Maglara features a watermill, flour mill and cotton gin. Locals used to wash their woven carpets there as well. The museum now displays tools and household objects from yesteryear, used for weaving, farming, etc. One room shows the works of writer and historian Takis Lappas who hails from Livadia.
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