Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis
Address : Amphipolis , Serres , GR 65052 , Serres prefecture
Daily (except Mondays) 8.30-15.00
( 1 November 2009-31 March 2010 )
Ticket price : € 2 , € 1
Tel : 2322032474
Amfipolis located at a distance of two miles from the Thessaloniki -Kavala node Serres , Drama , just above the mouth of the river Strymon . There is a large archaeological site and museum . The Museum is housed in a new building , completed in 1995 . All findings from the surroundings and reflect the historical development of the city .
Entering the museum sees the silver reliquary and a gold wreath of olive leaves found in a cist grave at the foundation of the museum.
The findings follow a chronological order and include the following sections:
a) Prehistory (from Paggaio Hill and Ketil Tepes ) showing continuous human presence from the Middle Neolithic Period to the Early Iron Age ( 5000 BC – 750p.Ch. )
b ) Archaic times ( the hill castes and the cemetery of the Iron Age in Amphipolis ) . During this period begins penetration Greek culture in Thrace , as evidenced by the findings , mainly pottery , tombs .
c ) Classical and Hellenistic times . The city of Amphipolis was founded in 437 BC by the Athenians . The major exhibits this year from the temples dedicated to local gods ( Bride muse Clio , Rissos . Strymon ) and Twelve ( Athena , Aphrodite , Artemis) and heroes ( Hercules , Dioscuri ) . ( from the ancient gymnasium , the Hellenistic cemetery, Hellenistic house , and excavations at the archaeological site ) . Apart from the relics of the holy are many exhibits that show the public and private life in Amphipolis (coins , pottery , sculptures , jewelry , miniatures ) The offerings of the necropolis showing the wealth and social status of the dead ( vases , figurines , weapons , jewelry ) .
d ) Roman times . During this period the prosperity of the city continues, as shown in Roman mosaics from home and from excavations in the cemetery of the region , as well as sculptures , pottery and miniature .
e) Early Christian – Byzantine periods . By the end of antiquity (4th century AD. ) The city area is reduced and the installation of the Slavs essentially dies . From this period exposed residues five basilicas with elaborate mosaics and Chapel found in low position near New Amphipolis .
On the first floor there are finds from the ancient clays and Iona , the ancient port of Amphipolis , and explanatory panel on the history of ancient Amphipolis and region .
Also , at the entrance of the museum there is correspondence of historic 18th century . about ancient Amphipolis and photographs of the discovery of the Lion of Amphipolis in 1913 and its restoration .