Abdera Museum

Abdera Museum


Abdera Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Abdera is a museum in Abdera, Greece; which houses archaeological the archaeologicla finds and artefacts found in the ancient citym which becane famous as the home town of the philosopher Democrates, who established the atomic theory for the universe. The city of Abdera existed from from around 7th century BC to 13th century AD.
The museum was established in January 2000. it is organised into three thematic entities. The first relates to the public life of the inhabitants. This includes exhibits relating to religion, state organisation, coinage, weights and seals and weapons. The second part is about the private life of the inhabitants and includes exhibits relating to , trade and workshops, pottery, weaving, beautification, dress-coiffure and jewellery. The third relates to burial customs and includes tomb stones, clay sarcophagi, ash-containers, burial offerings and reconstructions of burials. All these exhibits were found in ancient cemeteries of Abdera.


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