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Archaeological Museum

PALACE OF KNOSSOS
April 12, 2018
Church of Agios Dimitrios
April 27, 2018

Macedonia’s major prehistoric and ancient Macedonian and Hellenistic finds are housed in this museum (except for Vergina’s gold tomb finds, which are exhibited in Vergina). Highlights include the Derveni Crater (330–320 BC), a huge, ornate Hellenistic bronze-and-tin vase. Used for mixing wine and water, and later as a funerary urn, it’s marked by intricate relief carvings of Dionysos, along with mythical figures, animals and ivy vines. The Derveni Treasure contains Greece’s oldest surviving papyrus piece (320–250 BC).