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Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon, Ioannina
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The Archaeological Museum of Ioannina is a museum located in Litharitsa Park in the centre of Ioannina, Greece.The museum contains many artifacts unearthed in the surrounding area such as Palaeolithic tools, from Kokkinopilos, Asprochaliko and Kastritsa, the ruins of Dodoni and ancient cemeteries such as Vitsa and the Oracle of Acheron. The museums also has many inscriptions, headstones, and a collection of coins.The collections of the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina are displayed in seven halls, the central aisle and three atria in a total surface of 1.200 square meters. Exhibits cover a wide time span from the first appearance of humans in Epirus during the Lower Paleolithic, 250.000 years ago, to late antiquity in late Roman times (3rd century AD). Great emphasis is laid on the artifacts from the sanctuary of Dodoni which are exhibited in a hall devoted to one of the greatest sanctuaries of the Greek world. The new permanent exhibition retains the Panepirotic dimension of the old one, as was conceived by the first director of the Archaeological Museum, Ioulia Vokotopoulou. It comprises approximately 3.000 artifacts from all over Epirus. The exhibition is structured around three different axes: chronological, geographical and thematic. These intertwined axes underpin the museum’s narrative in an attempt to highlight the area’s distinct character and history during antiquity.
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  • The National Archaeological Museum of Ioannina is housed in a modern building on the South side of the city centre, within walking distance of the Lake. You can find an overview of the habitation history of Epirus from prehistoric times. Even during the last ice age this area was already inhabited. The main section is the room with the finds from Dodona, the oldest and most popular Oracle of Greece. On the lead plates with questions that were submitted to the Oracle, all kinds of events from everyday life. Very nice to read what the common man between 1000-400 BC busy loved!
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  • Artifacts from the archeological site at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Dodoni are on display in a one floor modern museum. The layout follows a linear timeline. Text describing displays is in both Greek an...  more »
  • The high quality exhibits were well presented with good English language signage on most. So many exhibits were fine and complete examples of what is only hinted at in other museums. Finding the entra...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit if you are anywhere in the area. Cafe would be nice.
  • All the ancient history if Epirus region.
  • Espetacular.
  • Nice.
  • Notable findings from the Continent in a building designed by Konstantinidis
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