New Archaeological Museum of Mitilíni
At the New Archaeological Museum of Mitilíni, visitors get a glimpse of life on Lesbos from the 2nd century B.C.E. to the 3rd century C.E. Beautifully preserved ancient Roman mosaic floors, friezes and everyday household objects are found here. The remains were collected from excavated villas on the Agia-Kiriaki hill that were once owned by the island's wealthiest citizens. Elaborate sculptures and artwork (including portraits) are also on display, as are religious artifacts.
By Candice Walsh, AFAR Local Expert