Museum of Ancient Elis

Overview

Type: 
Location: 
Address: 
Elis- Amaliada
Latitude: 
37.827769
Longitude: 
21.452919
Telephone: 
26220 41415
Rate: 
No votes yet

Project of architect Anastasios Birre , the Museum of Ancient Elis constructed during the period 2002-2004 in the SE edge of the ancient city on the slopes of the Acropolis hill , in an area where previous diaskopiseis subsoil had shown that there were no antiquities . The museum combines an elegant and perfectly harmonized with the natural environment outdoor architecture with functional and spacious interior .

It features a control room with screens that allow continuous monitoring of more central points of the museum , large reception hall and exhibition space, which includes four rooms and hallway . There is also partly internal peristyle courtyard which hosts some of the other sculptures , like the mosaic floor with the labors of Hercules and the symbols of the Muses .

In the basement there are six large warehouses that host all the objects found during the systematic and rescue excavations , such as meditations and in the ancient city and within a radius of several kilometers around it. In specific areas of the basement houses the facilities of air conditioning and generator power .

Map

Discover Ilia