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Archaeological Museum of Veroia

Last Update: Nov 2013
Museum VERIA , IMATHIA , GREECE
47, Anoixeos Street 59100 VERIA , IMATHIA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 23310 24972 , Fax: +30 23310 75657
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0800-2000
01Jun - 31May Mon, 1200-1700
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0800-1700

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Archaeological Museum of Veroia - Overview

  The museum includes collections of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture (funerary reliefs, funerary and honorary altars, portraits, table supports, statues) from the city of Veroia and other sites of the district, Hellenistic pottery and figurines from the cemeteries of Veroia, Hellenistic and Roman architectural parts (columns, bases, capitals etc.) exhibited in the courtyard, inscriptions from Veroia and the adjacent areas.

  The most important exhibits of the museum are:
Red-figure bell crater ("Kertsch" style). The front view bears a representation of the iconographic cycle of Aphrodite and Dionysos. Dated to the middle of the 4th century BC.
Bronze hydria-calpis used as a funerary urn in a cist-grave at Veroia. Dated to 370-360 BC.
Medusa head. Large head of the mythical Medusa, which was attached to the north-east gate of the fortification walls of Veroia. It was an apotropaic symbol, used to discourage and frighten the city attackers. Dated to the first half of the 2nd century BC.
Funerary stele of Paterinos. Tall, palmette relief stele depicting the dead Paterinos, son of Antigonos, standing in the middle of the panel. It is a good specimen of the local sculpture workshop, dated to the end of the 2nd century BC.
Gold jewellery from a female burial. Pair of gold earrings, a gold ring and a necklace made of gold and cornelian rings. Dated to the 2nd century BC.
Law concerning the Gymnasium. A remarkable inscription recording the rules of the Gymnasium of Veroia. The preserved text refers to the obligations of the youths practicing in the Gymnasium. Dated to the first half of the 2nd century BC.
Bust of Olganos from Kopanos, near Naoussa. Protome of the river-god Olganos, son of the mythical Veretos and brother of Mieza and Veroia. This elegant statue is dated to the second half of the 2nd century AD.
Marble table support ("trapezophoron"). It bears the relief representation of Zeus, transformed into an eagle, abducting Ganymedes. Dated to the 2nd century AD.

Archaeological Museum of Veroia - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 23810 24356, Email:  
    17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antriquities, Office for the Imathia Prefecture

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Art & culture

Museum • Archaeological Museum
Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Weapons / Armour • Architectural parts • Statues • Statuettes - Figurines • Inscriptions • Reliefs • Pottery • Stelae / Funerary • Coins • Sarcophagi • Jewellery / Golden • Protomes • Architectural sculptures
Periods of the exhibits • Neolithic period, 6500-3200 BC • Bronze Age, 3200-1050 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324

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