Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
The Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki has a collection of both regional findings from Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) and Chalkidiki and the whole region of northern Greece covering the period from the Ice Age since the late Roman empire. The permanent exhibition is divided into several large parts that are arranged chronologically and thematically.
The first part is dedicated to Macedonia in the prehistoric era, with a collection of findings related mainly to the life of Neolithic inhabitants. It includes primitive tools, vessels, etc., being a comprehensive source of information on agriculture, fishing, hunting, animal farming, funeral traditions, and contact with the neighbouring areas.
The exhibition in other rooms is focused on the Iron Age in northern Greece, the emergence of a continuous and permanent settlement and more frequent contact with the surroundings regions. The richly decorated tombs from this era are indicative of the rising life standard.
The archaic and classical eras are documentedin the next part of the exhibition dedicated to both public and private th to the life of the Macedonians from the 7th to the 3rd century BC, i.e. from the establishment of the Macedonian kingdom till the Roman era. The individual parts of the exhibition are dedicated to industry, political and social arrangement, religion, trade, arts, and ordinary life.
The last part of the permanenet exhibition is dedicated to the very cnetre of Macedonia, the city of Thessaloniki, with a focus on the Roman era when Thessaloniki was one of the significant cultural centre of the Roman empire. The exhibition will show to the visitors the most remarkable of the Thessaloniki historical sites of this era - the Arch of Galerius, the remains of Galerius’ Palace, the Roman Agora, the vast burial sites, etc.
The Archaeological Museum is open daily and the ticket price is 8 euro (or 15 euros for a special ticket package including the entrance to the Muzeum of Byzantine Culture and other sites). For students from the EU countries, the entrance is for free.
Video from the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki