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The Archaeological Museum of Florina includes archaeological findings from archaeological sites in the prefecture of Florina and cover a period from the Neolithic to the Byzantine Times. The Museum building includes exhibits from the Prehistoric Period with findings and observational material from the settlement of Armenochorio, as well as informative text on the geomorphology and history of the area. Also, representative examples of sculpture from the Roman Times are on display, while an important exhibit is the mosaic floor that decorated a Roman building in Kato Kleines. Finally, there are findings from the Hellenistic Period from the excavations at Petros Amyntaios and in Florina, while a small section is occupied by Byzantine period findings from the islet of Agios Achillios Prespa.
The ground floor exhibition includes three main sections. In the first, the visitor is informed about the geomorphology and history of the area, as well as about the activities of man in the prehistoric era. In the two adjacent rooms, representative examples of sculpture from Roman times are exhibited, such as relief tombstones and votive columns, as well as relief works and inscriptions that offer evidence of religious concepts, social conditions and political situations of the time. In the fourth room, the mosaic that decorated the floor of a Roman-era building is exhibited, while on the first floor, findings from the Hellenistic and Byzantine eras are exhibited. The Byzantine era is represented in the Florina Museum with an exhibition of frescoes, parts of iconography,
The exhibition of the objects of the Archaeological Museum of Florina is accompanied by informative supervisory material, which aims to facilitate the visitor to understand the use and functionality of the finds as objects of daily life, but also as valuable witnesses of institutions and traditions, integrated within the wider geographical and historical context of the Greek area.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou