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The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Mytilene

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The Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum of Mytilene houses one of the most valuable collections of the Byzantine civilization and it is a significant cultural institution. The history of the museum isn’t a long one.  In 1958, Archbishop (Mitropolitis in Greek) Iakovos Kleomvrotos became Archbishop of Mytilene and he found a small collection of icons and other objects used in worship, which they were left by his predecessor ( Archbishop Iakovos Nikolaou).

Iakovos Kleomvrotos, who was a passionate collector, enriched this collection with other objects of Christian art which he found in various churches surrendered to decay and disappearance.

As the number of these sacred objects increased, there was the need to house this collection at a museum. Thus, since 1978 the museum started to operate in a building at the city center, opposite to the entrance of Agios Therapontas Church.

The collection of icons is one of the most significant ones which is on display in the museum, dating a long period– between the 13th and 19th century. Their size ranges from large (about two meters) to medium size ones.

Except for the permanent collection of icons, the visitors can view exhibits such as carved wooden sanctuary doors, vestments, manuscripts, sacred vessels and Minor Art ecclesiastical works.

General informations 

Tel/Fax: 2251028916

E-mail: bmmyt@mail.gr
 

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