Antiquity AND ceramics, what’s not to love?
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is a hidden treasure of sorts. You might think it’s too hot outside to bother going to the museum, or that it’s probably gonna be dusty and boring, Rhodes isn’t that big after all, so it can’t be that good.
The truth is more that you’re in for a treat (I mean if you like that kind of stuff, don’t get too carried away) because the collection and the building are really beautiful. There are more pots than you might dream of, which even made me think at the time this would be enough gorgous Greek ceramics for a lifetime (I just spend half an hour googling Mycenean ceramics, so I guess I wasn’t cured after all). The quasi absence of other tourists and the shady arab garden will do the rest of the convincing, if need be.
The pieces showed are delicate and primitive at the same time, with that aura of mystery that comes with being antediluvian…