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Pythagorion Archaeological Collection

The collection has been housed in the ground floor of the Town Hall since the beginning of the century. The building was restored after World War II and in 1993 some interventions were carried out on the east facade.

It contains the following collections:

Archaic stelae
Portraits of Roman emperors
Relief funeral banquets
Pottery spanning the period between the 9th and the 2nd centuries B.C.

The most important items of the exhibition are:

Marble Statue of Seated Aiakes
According to the inscription, it was dedicated to Hera by Aiakes, father of Polycrates, as a tithe of the wealth he acquired by piracy. It was found at the Pythagoreion and dates from ca. 540 B.C.

Marble monumental sarcophagus in the shape of a temple, dated to the second half of the 6th century B.C.

Small Poros Grave Stele
It is crowned with a palmette and bears the inscription "Diagoras of Delos". Dated to 530 B.C.

Marble Grave Stele Crowned with a Palmette
It was found at Chora and dates from 500/490 B.C.

Statue of The Emperor Trajan
Marble, larger-than-life statue of the Roman emperor (height 2.71m.).

Marble portrait of Augustus (height 0.49m.).
Marble portrait of Claudius (height 0.53m.).


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