The Archaeological Museum of Arta exhibits finds from the homonymous prefecture and mainly from the city - state of Ambracia, the ancient city buried beneath modern Arta, which is presented through three major sections: the public life, the cemeteries and the private life of the inhabitants of Ambracia, while at the beginning and the end of the exhibition smaller sections are dedicated to the introduction to the "end of Ambracia" respectively.
The finds of the collection cover an extensive period from the Stone Age to the Roman times. Prehistoric artifacts are extremely limited in number, as are those of the Early Iron Age. There are several finds from the archaic period, including both locally produced and imported Corinthian vases, mainly from the 6th century BC. The classical period is represented by red-figured and black-glazed vases, both domestic and imported from other regions such as Attica, figurines, bronze vases and coins. The vast majority, however, of the exhibits belongs to the Hellenistic period, a period that coincides with the greatest economic and political prosperity of Ambracia when it became the capital of the State of Epirus. A great variety of objects is included, such as all types of clay vessels, similar to those found in the rest of the Hellenistic world, figurines, coins, bronze vessels, weapons, gold, silver and bronze jewelry as well as other bronze, iron, leaden, bone or glass small items. Also featured are stone objects like tombstones, votive pillars, architectural members and few works of sculpture.
3 / 2€
Free for schools, visitors under 19y, university undergraduates and students from EU countries, holders of a free entrance card or a Culture Card, journalists, guides, serving military, ICOM and ICOMOS members.
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