- Wall-paintings from Akrotiri, Thera (1967-1973 excavations).
These include the perfectly preserved 'Spring' fresco, which once covered three walls of a room, and the remarkable 'Boxing children' and 'Antelope' wall-paintings.
- Moveable finds from Akrotiri and other sites
This unit includes moveable finds from Akrotiri, late nineteenth-century acquitions of the National Archaeological Museum, and select works from Knossos, Mycenae and Phylakopi from the Museum's Prehistoric Collection. The polychrome Theran pottery with its vegetal and marine inspired natural compositions is especially impressive. The display also includes ceramic, bronze and stone vases, vases with representations of dolphins, lions, wild goats and grapes, vases inscribed in Linear A, bronze weapons and tools, and lead weights.