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Museum of the Roman Agora

The exhibits of the museum are findings of the city’s Roman Agora, uncovered during an excavation at the site.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2010 Inaugurated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Museum of the Roman Agora is located inside the site of the Roman Agora, in an especially designed subterranean space. It consists of a vestibule, a central hall, two side-aisles and a multipurpose room. The entrance of the museum is at Crypti Stoa and its exit in the northwest of the archaeological site. The exhibits are findings of the city’s Roman Agora, uncovered during an excavation at the site. Thereby, a visitor comes into contact with the history of Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BC to the present.

What I can't see

There are three thematic keystones. The first one refers to the modern era, (i.e. the excavations for the emergence of the site). The second refers to the site before the creation of the Agora (3rd Century BC-1st century AD), and the third to the market itself (i.e. the public nature of the site and the main phase of the complex). Despite the interesting and important exhibits, the museum presents some museological weaknesses. However, it remains a modern and important museum.



Unsigned (2012), Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Αρχαίας (Ρωμαϊκής) Αγοράς Θεσσαλονίκης, [Archaiological Museum of Ancient (Roman) Agora of Thessaloniki], Odysseus, Ministry of Culture

Last visit 3/8/2014

Field observation by scientific editors.

Ministry of Culture and Athleticism, (2012), Δελτίο Τύπου 2/7/2010, [Press Release 2/7/2010]

Last visit 3/8/2014