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From 3300 to 2000 BCE, the Cycladic people occupied the Aegean Sea Islands. They developed what is today referred to as the Cycladic Civilization. Together with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Cycladic People formed the 3 major cultures of the Aegean culture

Visit the museum of Cycladic Art in Athens

From 3300 to 2000 BCE, the Cycladic people occupied the Aegean Sea Islands. They developed what is today referred to as the Cycladic Civilization. Together with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Cycladic People formed the 3 major cultures of the Aegean culture.

It is from this Cycladic people that the Cycladic Art arose. It is part of the 3 branches of Aegean Art. The Cycladic Art is to be found today in the Cycladic Art Museum in Athens.

The art comprises of Cycladic sculptures, terracotta figurines pottery among others. A visit to the museum is your chance to explore the different Cycladic figurines that include those from Grotta-Pelos Culture and those from Keros-Syros Culture.

The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens was established in 1986 to house the Cycladic and Greek art collection that belonged to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. The couple had from 1960s consistently collected prehistoric art with a bias to the Cycladic Islands.

After its design by the Greek architect Ioannis Vikelas, it was quickly built and immediately became a hit with art lovers. The museum would later acquire a new wing, the neo-classical Stathatos Mansion, in 1991.

Today the museum is a place you go to enjoy the disappeared cultures of the Cycladic People. Make sure that this museum is part of your itinerary during your tour of Athens. There is a thing or two you can learn from these cultures.

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