The main idea of the permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis, that features exclusively finds from Nicopolis, is summarized in the sentence "A sea battle - a city - an empire." The main body of the exhibition is developed in two halls, while secondary sections are presented in the corridors.
In Corridor A, the Timeline displays the main historical events from the death of Alexander the Great to the sea battle of Actium and the foundation of Nicopolis.
In Hall A, the creation and evolution of the city until its decline and abandonment is displayed through architectural parts, altars, statues, busts, coins, ceramic, glass and metal finds. The exhibition is developed through a tripartite scheme that focuses firstly on the naval battle of Actium and the victory monument of Augustus, the tropaeum of the sea battle of Actium, secondly on the roman city and its infrastructure and finally on the transition to the early Christian and Byzantine town. Roman Nicopolis is presented through the settlement, coinage, public buildings, cult and public life, together with the transition to the new era, when the city recovers its character as a key religious and administrative center, evidenced by the organization, the religious life and the basilicas.
In Hall B, aspects of life of the inhabitants of Nicopolis are displayed, such as commercial and industrial activity, their daily life and also their attitude towards death. Thus, an imaginary promenade is formed, from the port to the workshops, the residences and the cemeteries of the city. The exhibits include amphorae, bricks, pottery, jewelry, tools, toys and burial assemblages with sarcophagi and cinerary glass and clay urns.
At the exit of Hall B a part of Tabula Peutigeriana is featured, a copy of a medieval map displaying the location of Nicopolis. In Corridors C and D are presented the history of the archaeological site through archival material, and the history of excavations from the early 20th century onwards.
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Free entrance for schools, visitors under 19, 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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