Guide to the Archaeological Museum of Thessalonike (English language edition)
Distributed by University of Exeter Press. 240 colour illustrations.
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, one of the most important in Greece, houses masterpieces of Greek art associated with the history of Ancient Macedonia, from the 2nd millennium BC to the 4th century BC and the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the Great. The Guide to the Museum presents the rich, varied finds from Vergina, Sindos and Derveni and many other important Macedonian sites. Detailed illustrations accompany the descriptions of the objects on display.
The introduction to Ancient Macedonia and the informative texts prefacing the descriptions of individual sections are designed to set the objects on display in their historical context, to help visitors to the Museum to enjoy the beauty of ancient art and follow the history of Macedonia.
INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT MACEDONIA
HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM
GUIDE FOR VISITORS
PORTICO - ANTE-ROOM sculpture Exhibition
ROOM 1 ‘Temple of Therme’
ROOM 2 Sculpture Exhibition
ROOM 3 Sculpture Exhibition
ROOM 4 Thessalonike Exhibition
Area a Therme
Area b Hellenistic Thessalonike
Area c Late Hellenistic and Roman Thessalonike
Area d Religious cults in Thessalonike
Area E Public Life in Thessalonike
Area f Public Buildings
Area g Private Residences
ROOM 5 Sculpture Exhibition
ROOM 6 Sculpture Exhibition
ROOM 7 The Macedonian Tombs
ROOM 8 Sindos Exhibition
ROOM 9 Vergina and Derveni Exhibition
ROOM 10 Archaic and Early classical periods
ROOM 11 Prehistoric Collection
JULIA VOKOTOPOULOU was Director of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki from 1982 until her untimely death in 1995. She conducted many excavations in Epirus and Central Macedonia, and supervised the restoration of many monuments including those at Nikopolis, Arta, Thessaloniki and Olynthos, and set up the archaeological museums in Ionnina, Nikopolis and Arta. Her many publications deal mainly with the art, topography and inscriptions of ancient Macedonia and Epirus, and with ancient metalworking.
240 color illus.