Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

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Deepen your knowledge of Greek history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which houses a vast collection of artifacts unearthed in Macedonia. Visit the ground-floor galleries to see sculptures created between the Archaic and the Roman periods. As you explore this section of the museum, you can also examine ritual objects from ancient cemeteries and reconstructions of facades found on Macedonian tombs. Leave time for the museum's star attraction, a large wing dedicated to the Macedonian use of gold. The permanent exhibit features ancient jewelry, ceremonial vessels, and coins. Check the website for opening hours, tickets, and downloadable booklets. To visit Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and other attractions in Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki tour itinerary planner .
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  • Great place! Nicely laid out with very cool exhibits. Some highlights for me were the preserved remains of an ancient local woman and the fact that they have literally the oldest book in Europe on dis...  more »
  • Interesting archaeological history of Thessaloniki, covering who/what was there before and how the city came about, following through from the Macedonian kings to the Roman era and then the Byzantine ...  more »
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  • From the stunningly beautiful items like the delicate myrtle crowns made from gold leaf, to the more plain but extremely interesting objects like sling stones used during battle and engraved to identify the allegiances of the throwers, this was a place of fascinating things. I also loved the current temporary exhibition about the concept of copying, which explored everything from ancient Greeks copying other ancient Greeks to modern art and souvenirs copying antiquity. I liked that the museum didn't just rest on the laurels of its beautiful collections but tried to get people philosophically link the past with the present and get people thinking.
  • Nice museum. You are allowed to take photos. But i think you will really need a guide to explain everything as there is no interactive guide or something. It is also not a big museum. It seems like not so many tourist came here, in my opinion, it is not bad to visit.
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