Archaeological Museum at Pella

The new museum in Pella was built in 2006-2009. The construction and the organization of the presentation was done with the support of the Third Community Support Framework.

It is situated at the southeast foot of the hill where the palace of the Macedonian dynasty was, northeast of the archaeological site. The building has a rectangular atrium, as a reference to the central peristyle courtyard of ancient houses in Pella.

In the information section, texts, photographs, maps, drawings a model of the archaeological site and a short video, give the information for Pella to the visitors. In the entrance there are two important exhibits. A head considered a portrait of Alexander the Great and a statuette with the characteristic attributes of the god Pan.

The daily life of Pella is the first thematic group of exhibition. The most important exhibits are the mosaic floors from the Houses of Dionysus, and of the Abduction of Helen from the House of the Wall Plasters. The excavation finds give a lot of information for the daily life (restoration of furniture and models, cloths, etc.)

The second the mating grouping is the public life in Pella. The finds are coming from the excavations in Agora and are connected with the administration (coins, inscriptions, sculpture), the production and commerce (vases for transporting wines terracotta figurines, equipment from pottery).

The third thematic grouping consists of mosaics from Pella ' s sanctuaries (the sanctuaries of Darron, the Mother of Gods and Aphrodite, the Thesmophorion), and other findings as inscriptions, vases, metal objects.

The fourth thematic grouping is the findings from the city's cemeteries. There are burials from the Bronze age, the Iron Age, Geometric and Archaic periods (9th-6th BC centuries), the Classical era (5th-4th BC centuries), and the Hellenistic period (3rd, 2nd BC centuries). The findings give information for the language of the residents (Doric Greek language), the funeral customs etc.

The last grouping is the palace gallery. There are information for the architectural form of the palace, the life and personality of Alexander the Great.

Archaeological Museum at Pella - Greece
Archaeological Museum at Pella