It’s definitely time to go or to return to Pella, if only to see these unique MacedonianTreasures, most of which will be exhibited for the first time at their New Archeological Museum. Starting 5 September 2014, the pieces will be visible till the end of September 2015.
[picture from Proto Thema News]
The artifacts come from excavations carried out over the past 25 years at the royal necropolises in Aiges and Archontiko and include lots of gold in their wreaths, masks and weaponry, but also unique sculptures and vessels of alabaster, metal and terracotta. It seems that some objects have traveled in 2011 to the special exhibition at the
in and the Louvre in Paris (Alexandre le Macédonien), but were never shown to a Greek audience. Oxford
The underlying idea is to create a comprehensive overview of
in Archaic and Classical times, which laid the foundations for the later
prosperity of the , leading up to Alexander the Great. Macedonian
Click here to see a great collection of detailed pictures published by Proto Thema News. I just miss to see Aiges and Archontiko on a map (and I hope that Aiges has not been confused with Aegae as I have seen before!)