The Archaeological Museum of Pella is a reference point for the history of ancient Macedonia and namely, for the emblematic capital of the kingdom, where Alexander the Great was born.

It opened in 2009 and immediately attracted thousands of visitors from Greece and the rest of the world. It constitutes the main cultural centre of the area through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programmes, lectures, conferences and other cultural events. 

Ten characteristic artifacts exhibited in the museum are ten different images testifying the history of the area of Pella 


Prehistoric burial. 3rd millennium. NW from the Agora (market place)

Male burial: 550-540 BC. From Archontiko of Pella, a relatively big urban centre of the Archaic and Classical period.

Attic red-figure hydria. Late 5th – early 4th cent. BC. It was used as an urn. 

Lead curse tablet. 400 – 359 BC. The text refers magic spell. 

Doric capital. About 350 BC. From the Palace. 

Marble head of Alexander the Great. Late 4th cent. BC

Mosaic floor depicting the hunt of a lion. Late 4th cent. BC. From Dionysos’ house. 

Wall of the “house with the plasters”. Early 3rd cent. BC. It is 5 m. high and depicts various architectural details of the façade of a house with painting. 

Figurine of sleeping Eros. 325-300 BC. From a burial of a child at the eastern cemetery of Pella

Mould for the production of a relief skyphos. 1st cent. BC. It is decorated with scenes of the sack of Troy.

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