Thebes Archaeological Museum

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Thebes Archaeological Museum, entrance
Kouros in the Thebes Archaeological Museum

The Thebes Archaeological Museum ( Greek Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θηβών Archeologikó Mousío Thivón ) is located at the end of the Odos Pindarou in the north of Thebes ( Thiva ) in Greece.

The first building was built in several phases from 1905 to 1912. In 1962 the old one was replaced by a new, larger one. In 2007, today's museum was finally opened, in which the second building is integrated. The area was significantly enlarged and the exhibition was revised. In 2015, work on the exhibition in the museum in its current state was completed. It is now one of the most important exhibitions in Greece.

The museum consists of four large exhibition rooms. The exhibits range from prehistoric to Byzantine times. Of particular interest are three kouroi found in the sanctuary of Apollon in Ptoion , painted grave steles from Thebes and Tanagra , as well as finds from the last excavations of the palace, including linear B tablets and 42 mostly Mesopotamian and Cypriot cylinder seals from the 15th-13th centuries . Century BC BC, mostly made of lapis lazuli .

In the courtyard of the museum there is a medieval tower, probably part of the Frankish palace built by Nicholas II of Saint-Omer , who ruled over half of Thebes in the 13th century.


  • Vassilis L. Aravantinos : Το Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θηβών. Έκδοση Κοινωφελούς Ιδρύματος Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, Athens 2010.
    • English translation: The Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Ibid, (online) .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Vassilis L. Aravantinos: The Archaeological Museum of Thebes , OLKOS, 2010, ISBN 978-960-89339-8-9 , p. 18; accessed on February 24, 2017 (en)
  2. Αλεξάνδρα Χαραμή: The New Archaeological Museum of Thebes , entry on from February 7, 2017, accessed on February 24, 2017 (en)
  3. Émile Burnouf: La Ville Et L'Acropole D'Athénes , BiblioBazaar, 2008, ISBN 9780554759579 , p. 55 (fr)

Web links

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Coordinates: 38 ° 19 ′ 25 ″  N , 23 ° 19 ′ 2 ″  E