On the upper floor Room I: first phase of the Eolian Neolithic, probably the last centuries of the 5th millennium BC.''' Description:''' Triptolemus starting on his mission of educating the whole of Greece in the art of agriculture.The first such museum was founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias in Aegina in 1829 and as soon as Athens became the state capital, the archaeological collections were housed in different premises (the Hephaisteion, the University and the Technical University).In 1858, an international architectural competition to select the location and the design of the museum took place but with no result.
The National Archaeological Museum, the largest and most representative in Greece, is situated in the center of the city in a block between Tossitsa Street, Ipirou Street, Bouboulinas Street and 28 October (Patission) Street where the museum’s entrance is.
The numerous ancient buildings stand in vivid contrast to the modern high-rise blocks, which predominate, especially in the southern part of the old town.
Besides these testimonies of antiquity, there are also buildings from both the medieval and Baroque periods that are well worth seeing.
The visit begins in the prehistoric section, inside the Bishop’s palace, built in the early 18th century, incorporating the remains of part of the Norman monastery of the 12th century.
It is dedicated to the various prehistoric cultures which succeeded one another on the island of Lipari, from the first human presence in the 5th millennium BC (middle Neolithic) and, in the last room, the topography of Greek Lipàra and the later Roman town.