Archaeological Museum of Arta

The Archaeological Collection of Arta was founded in 1973, housed in the renovated dining room of Parigoritissa Monastery. This collection included finds from Arta and the wider area. However, the huge volume of portable finds from the salvage excavations of the last decades of the 20th century made it imperative to establish an Archaeological Museum in the city, both for the presentation – exhibition of the most important of them, and for the safe storage of the rest. Thus, the new Archaeological Museum of Arta was opened in 2009 near the Arachthos river and the historic bridge.
The organization of the museum’s permanent exhibition was based on modern museological concepts that project the daily life and the characteristics of the ancient city’s society. The museum outlines Amvrakia’s historical route through three main sections. The first section is dedicated to public life, the second to burial customs, and the third to private life. Finally, there are two other smaller sections, the “”introduction to the exhibition”” with findings from prehistoric and early times and the “”end of Amvrakia”” with findings concerning the last period of the Corinthian colony.

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