"Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki" Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Tip by dimilag


The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki was build in February 1961. The building
was inaugurated on 27th October 1962, during the celebrations of the fiftieth
anniversary of the liberation of Thessaloniki. In 1971, the displays were brought to
completion in all the rooms. They included sculpture, a prehistoric collection, miniature
art of the Archaic and Classical periods, and the brilliant group of finds from the tombs
at Derveni, which was first presented to the public on the day of the inauguration
ceremony. A few years later, in 1978, the astonishing discoveries at Vergina led to
the first changes in the display: finds from the royal tombs were exhibited in the rooms
housing the prehistoric collection and miniature art as part of the exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Macedonia". The treasures from Vergina, and other precious discoveries of the 70's, made the construction of an extension to the Museum inevitable: the new wing was inaugaurated in July 1980 with the exhibition "Alexander the Great". This same year saw the begininng of the excavation of the cemetey at Sindos, with its rich finds of gold, and the "Sindos" exhibition was opened to the public in October 1982. There followed in 1984 a repeat of the exhibition of finds from Vergina and Derveni, in 1985 an exhibition on ancient Thessaloniki, and in 1989 an exhibition of new finds dating from the Archaic and Classical periods at the ground floor of the New Wing.

Address: 6, M. Andronikou str, Thessaloniki
Directions: 350m E of White Tower, 10' walk from Aristotelous. Buses 7,10,11, 12, 31,39,50,58
Phone: 0030 2310 830538, 831037
Website: http://www.amth.gr/en

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  • Written May 27, 2007
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