Anonymized Archive - Archaeological Museum
Piraeus GR


Ground is occupied, modified, and reconfigured over time. Cyclically, civilization discovers, cultivates, builds, discards, and then discovers again.  In the adjacent archaeological site of the Ietonian Gates, artifacts and structure were unearthed. That historic structure has orientation, datum elevations, and tectonics which relate to culture, traditions, and site.  Those conditions can be read against other mappings on site and in the new building through layers of history and future discoveries.

The challenge of the museum is to relate the objects on display with an appropriate context.  The visitors of the museum need to experience the artifacts in their historical context.  A context in which one can see the gates and the surrounding city, water, and land, instead of being in an interior environment which removes the direct connection to the ground.