Kythnos island gets first-ever archaeological museum

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The Cycladic island of Kythnos has opened a long-awaited archaeological museum.

Housed in an old primary school in the main town of Hora, a number of archaeological sites on the island are displayed for public viewing.

This includes the ancient city of Vryokastro and the early settlement of Maroulas, where excavations have been carried out since the 1990s by Alexandros Mazarakis-Ainian.

Greece’s Minister of Culture and Sports, Linda Mendoni, attended the opening ceremony for the museum and said it was a historic moment for islanders.

“[The museum is] a vision for the island’s residents, who have been waiting for it to be realised for 30 years,” Mendoni said.

“Giving a museum to local communities is very important, because it gives them part of their identity.”

Source: news.gtp.gr.

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