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  The museum was inaugurated in 1995. The building (1960) hosting the museum is located in the center of the town of Ioannina and used to function as a Royal Pavilion. It hosts collections of post-Byzantine icons (16th - 19th c. AD), sculpture from the Palaeochristian and Byzantine periods, terracotta, books and manuscripts, silver items (this is separate gallery housed in a nearby building with a displaying a reconstructed silversmith's workshop) and finds from archaeological excavations. In addition, the town of Ioannina is renowned for its silver jewellery. Some of the most important exhibits are:
•Icon (Saint John the Baptist) painted by the Cretan artist Theodoros Poulakis (second half of 17th c.)
•Manuscript Gospel (1575 A.D.)
•Wall painting from the Holly Church of Voulgareliou, Arta (1281)
•Wall painting from a mansion at Ioannina (19th c. AD, by Demiris)

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


  The Museum of Greek History is the work of artist P. Vrellis who is credited with the realization of a unique project that took him 13 years to complete: the natural size representation of various historical figures and events inspired by Greek history. He used wax to reproduce the effigies of historical figures and compose events. The museum itself (of 2500 m3 in volume) was completed in 1993 and was designed by the artist himself. P. Vrellis used to exhibit his wax effigies and concepts in his village, Bouzakaeoi of Ioannina, during the period 1975-1995. Currently, the museum's exhibits are classified in 36 thematic units each representing a series of historical events (e.g. battles), periods and historical figures of Greek history.
  Some of the museums representations are:
•The Secret School
•The founding of the Society of Friends (Filiki Etaireia)
•"Thieves and Men-at-Arms" (Kleftes kai Armatoloi)
•Theodoros Kolokotronis
•Regas Velestinlis
•Konstantinos Kanaris
•The Headquarters of 1940 (Kalpaki cave)
•The women of Pindos (1940)
•The Battle of Crete
•Asia Minor

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


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