Monday, February 23, 2015

Museum of the Aegean Sea

Museum of the Aegean Sea in Mykonos (Greece)

Museum of the Aegean Sea was created to save the Greek maritime tradition, and also to make their study and popularize the subject among the local population, foreign tourists. The thing is that the Aegean Sea, in fact, a historical landmark, because here at one time were born the foundations of Greek seafaring. Currently, anyone can home in Greece by the sea, and then lived here only the indigenous population, which were concerned the full use of marine space.

It was decided to build a museum in the Mycenaean building, built in the 19th century. Exhibits here quite a lot, for example, there are many models of ships from period and ending sea of ​​the last century. There is also the ancient artifacts, navigation tools, equipment sailors, maps, documents from ships, a collection of coins and so on. Some things belong to the historical period BC, which means that they have more than two thousand years.

There is also a library, which stores more than five thousand rare books and more contemporary works, as well as an archive of photos, manuscripts. The collection is constantly updated, primarily due to new discoveries and help from private collectors and other museums. All this makes it possible to expand the archive, to deepen knowledge in different areas of a particular science, shed light on some historical events. Local garden allowed to place reproduction gravestones that were installed on the islands of Mykonos and Delos. They are usually installed after the shipwreck, as a memorial to the sailors who perished in the depths of water.

Museum staff spent a lot of time on the rescue and recovery of a number of exhibits. So, were reconstructed lighthouse Armenistis and several sailing ships? As a result of the exposure to get even more ambitious and beautiful. All of this can be seen by visitors of the museum, so that tourists who choose to visit Greece must keep this in mind.