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Methone exhibition poster

Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki as well as Philip II’s Tomb Museum at Vergina and the new Archaeological Museum at Pella. It had been some time since we saw so many archaeological museums in a short space of time. It provided us with an opportunity to assess the state of museology in northern Greece.

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Rockcut "throne of Cybele" from the acropolis at Midas City. (Professor Fred Winter, 1987)

Rockcut "throne of Cybele" from the acropolis at Midas City. (Professor Fred Winter, 1987)

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Swedish excavations at Asine in the Argolid

In 1922 the Greek government gave Swedish archaeologists a permit to dig at ancient Asine in the Argolid. Because of the participation of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden who was a close friend of the Greek royal family the excavation was able to export the finds to Sweden for conservation and study until the 1930s. In 1997 the late Dr. Berit Wells, then Director of the Swedish Institute in Athens purchased a file with documents relating to the Archaeological Museum in Nafplio.

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