The whole floor is dedicated to the city of Kissamos and the archaeological digs that have been carried out over the years. Most of the finds are Roman but there is also some evidence of Minoan civilization. The Greco-Roman city of Kissamos flourished as a port due to its strategic position, and its subsequent wealth is evident in the villas, marbles, mosaics and baths that have been uncovered.
Room 4 – The largest room of the museum houses the splendid mosaic floors, taken from villas, that represent amongst other things The Four Seasons. There is also a sundial and sculptures.
Room 5 – Here the exhibition focuses on the economy of the city, with coins and amphora used in trading, on display.
Room 6 – The exhibits here are items of daily life, household items made of various materials such as clay, metal and bone. Some of the pottery shows remarkably skilled craftsmanship. In one large display case is a scene reconstructed from the catastrophic earthquake of 365AD which marked the end of an era.
Room 7 – This last room concentrates on death and its customs. There are funeral gifts from an early 4th Century BC female burial as well as funerary artifacts with inscriptions from the so called early Christian era – a fascinating insight into the funeral customs of the time and emerging Christianity especially since the 5th Century AD.
There is also a display case of exquisite jewellery.
(texts edited by S.M. Markoulaki-Milidakis the form delivered to the museum of the JV tax prehistoric-classical antiquities D.)