Archaeological Museum of Abdera, Abdera

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The Archaeological Museum of Abdera is a museum in Abdera, Greece. The museum houses archaeological artefacts found in the city which date from around 7th century BC to 13th century AD.

The museum was established in January 2000 and the building was designed by the architects Y. Polychroniou and N. Filippidis of the Directorate of Museum Studies of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

The museum contains three different sections. The first is public life: which includes exhibits related to religion, state organization, coinage, weights and seals and weapons. The second is Private life which includes exhibits related to the occupations of the civilians, trade and workshops, building elements, pottery, weaving, beautification, dress-coiffure and jewellery. The third is related to burial customs which includes grave markers, clay sarcophagi, ash-containers, burial offerings and reconstructions of burials. These exhibits were found in ancient cemeteries of Abdera.
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  • Museums in Greece are never short of exhibits. Because of that most major museums think that it's better to display the exhibit and provide a simple legend in Greek (and sometimes English). "Ornate...  more »
  • One cannot expect such a museum in the small town of Avdera. The items exposed are nicely explained and presented. The staff is very friendly. Kids will also like the visit.  more »
  • Worked there for a month. People are amazing and the museum is very well informed and organised. Would totally recommend a visit, if you are given the chance.
  • Small, but really well done modern museum. Exactly the amount of information not to get overwhelmed. Has some rare exponats also like two Clasomenian sarcophagus.

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