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Two showcases display findings from the prehistoric period from the excavations of the English archaeologists Casson and Heurtley in Tsausitsa and Axiochori, as well as random finds - figurines, stone tools and periaptes - from the settlements of Pedinou, Gallikou and Axioupoli.
Mainly pottery from the early Iron Age is on display. These are urns that were discovered in the cemetery of the precincts of the Old Gynaikokastro (1000-700 BC). In the showcases of the hall, the offerings that contained the urns - bronze jewelry and iron weapons - depending on the gender of the deceased, are displayed. In the hall there are also representations of a burial enclosure and platform.
Sculptures, inscriptions and tombstones from mainly Hellenistic and Roman times are on display. Among them stand out the kouros of ancient Europou, from the end of the 6th c. BC, and the four monumental statues of the hero in the Palatian (late 1st-early 2nd century AD). Clay figurines, vases and jewelry, mainly from excavations, are displayed in the showcases of the hall. The bronze helmet from Chorygi is noteworthy, as well as the clay tiles depicting female figures from a box-shaped tomb in the Philyria area, dating back to Hellenistic times.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou