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Castle of Pylos, Messinia

The museum first operated in 1961, with the aim of housing the collection of Rene Puaux, which had been delivered to the Municipality of Pylos. Nevertheless, the Rene Puaux collection, still has not found a home. After being restored in Athens, it is now kept in the renovated barracks of Maison, at the castle. The Antonopoulos Museum of Pylos currently operates as Archaeological Museum.

Its exhibits date back to the Mycenaean era or earlier eras, as well as to the Archaic, Hellenistic and Roman era. The exhibits come from the wider area of Pylos. Some of the most impressive exhibits are: the burial jar from Koukounara and the warrior helmet lining made of boar teeth, a common accessory of Achaean warriors (exhibited here and in the museum of Nauplion), the three glass vessels, and the large moulding discovered in the Hellenistic burial mound of Tragana.


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