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The archaeological Museum of Giardini Naxos: photo description (Museo Archeologico)

The archaeological Museum of Giardini Naxos occupies three buildings of the former factory building at the tip of the promontory of Capo Schizo, two of which are devoted to exhibition activities, and in the latter placed the Depositary. Building "A" was converted into a Museum in the 1970s, the years immediately after the establishment of cultural enterprises, and building "b" represents the main fortress tower of a small Fort from the 16th century, from which there were only walls.

The Museum has collected objects that tell the history of the Greek colony of Naxos, as well as prehistoric artifacts, which attest to the fact that the territory of modern Giardini Naxos was inhabited even during the Neolithic. The city itself was founded in the 8th century BC by immigrants from the Greek Chalkidiki near. A large part of the exhibits found during excavations that began in the mid-20th century and with interruptions held to this day at the site of the ancient settlement. Some of the items discovered in the late 19th-early 20th centuries, were brought from the Archaeological museums of Palermo and Syracuse, as well as from the Museum of the University of Heidelberg.

Numerous ceramics reflect the different stages of development of the city, its commercial connections and its material culture. Figurines terracotta figurines and tell about the prosperity of Naxos at the beginning of the 7th century BC Finally, different Handicrafts are evidence of the survival of the city during the Byzantine era. Part of the collection consists of items collected from the bottom of the Bay, is anchors and amphoras.

After visiting the Museum you can go to a vast archaeological Park, and followed the route laid on a place of a city street 5th century BC, to reach the southern city wall.