Kythnos: Priceless archeological treasures remain in storage

Scores of rare ancient artifacts, such as gold and silver jewelry and pottery have…

Scores of rare ancient artifacts, such as gold and silver jewelry and pottery have been found in the Vryokastro area on the island of Kythnos, however everything remains stored in boxes, since there is no archeological museum on the island.

The ancient artifacts were discovered by professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Thessaly Alexandros Mazarakis-Ainian in an archaic temple dating back to the 6th and 7th century BC.

As such, a local association has been campaigning to convert the island’s old mayor office into an archeological museum, in order to house the 1,500 items that have been uncovered on the Cycladic island.

The association is hoping to secure funding from the 2016-2020 NSRF – about one million euros is required – and donations, so that the archeological treasures may be permanently displayed on Kythnos, rather than being transferred elsewhere.

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