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Nisyros’ Archaeological Museum Opens Again

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The Archaeological Museum of the island of Nisyros in the Dodecanese on Tuesday reopened to the public, after remaining closed due to lack of staff.

According to an announcement, the Greek Culture Ministry recently transferred a guard from Athens to Nisyros in order for the museum to open its doors again, while procedures are currently underway for the hiring of additional permanent personnel to cover the needs of other regional museums that are currently closed.

Photo Source: Municipality of Nisyros

Photo Source: Municipality of Nisyros

Located in Mandraki, the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 am to 3 pm. Built by local benefactors — the Yiannidis brothers — it includes findings of pre-historic settlements and a cemetery unearthed on Gyali, a volcanic islet near Nisyros,  and date back to the final Neolithic period in 4.000 BC.

Also on display are artifacts from the ancient city’s necropolis, which date back to the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic period.

Furthermore, the museum includes findings of late ancient Christianity, the Byzantine and post-Byzantine eras.

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