Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki | Macedonia Treasures
Updated: Apr 19
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki was built in 1962, displaying initially the findings of the Vergina excavation and later artifacts of Thessaloniki and Macedonia from the prehistoric, the archaic, the classical, the Hellenistic and the roman periods. Notable exhibits are the Head of Serapis (100-200 BC), the Statue of Harpocrates (100-200 AD), a Marble Door of the Macedonia Tomb of Agia Paraskevi, the Bronze Helmet and Gold Mask of the Cemetery of Sindos (590-600 BC), the Derveni Krater.
Photo by: Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece (7457727770), CC BY-SA 2.0
The central section of the museum holds exhibits from excavations in Thessaloniki and Macedonia, specifically the collection of Archaic to Late Roman sculptures, architectural members from an Ionic temple of the 6th century BC, exhibits from the excavations in the palace complex built by Galerius in the Thessaloniki city center, a reconstruction of the facade of the Macedonian tomb in Agia Paraskevi, and finds (mainly gold artefacts) of the Archaic and Classical periods from the Sindos cemetery.
Video by: PowerMacedon | 19.07.2014
The museum’s new wing hosts the exhibition of the Gold of Macedon and the Thessaloniki Area in Prehistory. These include artefacts from prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Early and Late Bronze Age, and artefacts from the cemeteries of Derveni, Makrygialos, Lete, Evropos, Serres, Sindos, Agia Paraskevi, Nea Filadelfia.