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Archaeological Museum of Pella receives Traveler’s Choice Award 2020

The Archaeological Museum of Pella was awarded the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award by the international travel site Tripadvisor. This is an award given to businesses, places to visit, attractions, monuments, etc., which consistently receive excellent reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of Tripadvisor’s proposals.

Situated near the archaeological site of the ancient Macedonian palace in the regional unit of Pella, Central Macedonia, the Archaeological Museum exhibits findings from the Bronze and the Iron Ages, the Geometric and Archaic periods (9th-6th BC centuries), the Classical era (5th-4th BC centuries), and the Hellenistic period (3rd, 2nd BC centuries).

Among the exhibits are the famous mosaic floors from Pella’s sanctuaries, a marble head considered to be a portrait of Alexander the Great and a terracotta figurine of Aphrodite removing her sandal.

“Especially this year, because of the pandemic, the distinction from Tripadvisor is great for all of us and comes to reward the tremendous effort made by all the staff. Congratulations to all the employees, especially to the security guards and the people of the cleaning,” the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella Elisavet Tsigarida said state-run news agency amna.

“We wanted people to feel safe. It is a very difficult year, but we decided not to put it down,” the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella noted.

More on the Pella Museum exhibits here.

*thumbnail picture: The Stag Hunt Mosaic (c. 300 BC)

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