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Archaeological Museum of Abdera

Last Update: Nov 2005
Museum, Cultural heritage AVDIRA , XANTHI , GREECE
(Est. 2000)
Tel.: +30 25410 51003, 51783

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Archaeological Museum of Abdera - Overview

  The exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Abdera was inagurated in January 2000. The architectural planning of the building was made by the architects of the Directorate of Museum Studies of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Y. Polychroniou and N. Filippidis. The museum houses the finds from the excavations carried out in the city and the cemeteries of ancient Abdera.
  The exhibits date from 7th century B.C. to 13th century A.D. An extensive instructional material is designed to inform the visitor about the city's history and culture.
  The exhibition is displayed in three thematic entities
Public life: religion, state organization, coinage, weights and seals, weapons.
Private life: townspeople occupations, trade and workshops, building elements, everyday pottery, weaving, beautification, dress-coiffure, jewellery, childhood.
Burial customs: grave markers, clay sarcophagi, ash-containers, burial offerings and reconstructions of burials.

   Some of the exhibits are:
Ionian cups. 650-600 B.C.
Corinthian aryballoi. 650-600 B.C.
Clay clazomenian sarcophagus. 500-470 B.C.
Clay seal with a griffin. 5th century B.C.
Attic red-figure hydria. 430-420 B.C.
Glass perfume pots. 5th-4th century B.C.
Clay antefix. 4th- 3rd century B.C.
Mosaic floor from the yard of a house. 2nd century B.C.
Gold breast ornament. 3rd century B.C.
Marble inscribed grave stele. 2nd century B.C.
Clay figurine of Aphrodite. 2nd century B.C.
Clay portrait of a man, probably an Abderite. 150-100 B.C.
Wall-painting from the Episcopal church. 11th century A.D.

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum • Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Museum
Visiting Information • Free admission
Museum exhibits • Portraits • Architectural parts • Mosaics • Frescoes • Inscriptions • Stelae / Funerary • Sarcophagi • Antefix-acroterion • Jewellery • Seals
Periods of the exhibits • Archaic period, 700-480 BC • Classical period, 480-323 BC • Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324 • Early Byzantine period, AD 324-610 • Middle Byzantine period, AD 610-1204 • Late Byzantine period, AD 1204-1453

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