The Paros Archaeological Museum was founded in the 1960s, originally built in a room next to the High School of Parikia. It is considered to be one of the most important museums in Greece because of the significance of the exhibits. Found in excavations on Paros and Antiparos, the findings in the museum date from the Neolithic period to early Chrisitianity. These exhibits include findings including an Archaic marble statue of the Mermaid Gorgon, Cycladic figurines, and mosaics. Additionally, the Paros Archaeological Museum offers presentations on statues and sarcophagi dating back to the Classical and Roman era. The museum offers a number of collections from Archaic and Classical sculpture to sculptures, urns, architectural parts, and a mosaic floor from the Roman period.