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Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Jewelry from 2nd to 6th century tombs.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Jewelry, a mirror and pieces of embroidery from Byzantine tombs (2nd to 6th century).
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Crucifixes from 6th century tombs.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Coins from Axios (6th century).
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Items from the 3rd century tomb at Lyssiatrion.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 9th century crucifixes from the Komnenian Dynasty.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Ceramic bracelet from the 10th century.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 13th century ampules.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Cruciform reliquearies with depictions of saints, 10th to 12th centuries.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 11th century stone slab with griffin.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Mid Byzantine scissors.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 13th century coins.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Sarcophagus lid with bird pecking at grapes, 12th century.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Vatopedi Monastery in Venice, 18 century.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Head gear for the Bishop of Melnik, 1753.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Detail of vestment for the Bishop of Melnik, 1753.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Liturgical manuscript from 1638.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 19th century part of a tryptich.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 18th century clothing worn by bishops.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Engraved map of Mount Athos, 1866.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 The museum has a collection of late Byzantine icons.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Icon from 1266.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 17th century icon depicting St George killing the dragon.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Icon showing St Athanasios from the 15th century.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 17th century icon depicting the hospitality of Abraham.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 Early 16th century icon of St George.
Greece
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum
 18th century icon depicting the Virgin breastfeeding Jesus.
Greece
Pella
 The ancient city of Pella was founded in 399 BC.
Greece
Pella
 Pella was the capital of Macedonia ruled by Phillip II.
Greece
Pella
 The agora.
Greece
Pella
 The city was the birthplace of Alexander The Great.
Greece
Pella
 Foundations of shops and houses.
Greece
Pella
 The dramatist Euripdes lived in Pella and wrote his final three plays here.
Greece
Pella
 Aristotle, one of the greatest thinkers in the ancient world, taught the young Alexander at Pella.
Greece
Pella
 Many buildings have mosaic floors.
Greece
Pella
 Mosaic floor in the the House of Helen.
Greece
Pella
 Mosaic showing stag hunting.
Greece
Pella
 Detail of a floor mosaic made from black and white stones.
Greece
Pella
 Waves and plants.
Greece
Pella
 Mosaic flowers.
Greece
Pella
 The city was sacked by the Romans in 168 BC.
Greece
Vergina
 The Tumulus is a 110m wide mound containing several tombs including one for Phillip II.
Greece
Vergina
 The entrance to the Tumulus. The complex was discovered in 1977.
Greece
Vergina
 Tomb 1 was above ground level and housed the tomb of one of Phillip II's wives.
Greece
Vergina
 Tomb 3 is the tomb of Alexander IV, son of Alexander The Great.
Greece
Vergina
 Tomb 4 is below geound level and was looted in antiquity.
Greece
Vergina
 Tomb 2 is the burial site of Phillip II, father of Alexander The Great, who was assassinated in 336 BC.
Greece
Vergina
 The painting above the tomb of Phillip II.
Greece
Athens
Plaka
 The open air museum in the Plaka.
Greece
Athens
Plaka
 The open air museum in the Plaka contains structures from 500 BC.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 Hadrian's Library.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 Corinthian column.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 The library covers a huge area and even had a pool.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 The library dates from the 2nd century.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 The library is the largest structure constructed by Hadrian.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 Statue of Victoria Romana dating from the late 1st century.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 3rd century portrait of a priest.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 Two handed, painted 17th century cup.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 1st century fragment of a vessel with Dionysus.
Greece
Athens
Hadrian's Library
 View of the Plaka and the Acropolis.
Greece
Athens
Roman Agora
 The Gate of Athena Archegetis dates from the 1st century.
Greece
Athens
Roman Agora
 A series of columns.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Agora is a group of ruins in the middle of the city.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Agora was the centre of Athenian life.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Agora dates from the 6th century.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Agora was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC but rebuilt.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 During the Ottoman period, the Agora was converted into a residential area that was destroyed after Greek independence.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 Socrates taught and St Paul preached in the Agora.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Church of Agia Anna overlooks the Church of the Holy Apostles in the Agora.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 The Church of the Holy Apostles.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 The entrance to the church.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 The church dates from the 10th century.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 An icon fresco.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 The painted dome.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 Mosaics of two apostles.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 Carved seating area.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 Stone crucifix.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Middle Stoa was a walkway.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Great Drain.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 The Tholos was a round building where government heads met.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 Structures from the 6th century.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 Emperor Hadrian.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 Gymnasium.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 Entrance to the Gymnasium.
Greece
Athens
Agora
 View of the Agora in 1981.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The Temple of Hephaestus dominates the Agora.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The temple is the best preserved Doric temple in Greece.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The temple was built by Pericles in 449 BC using the Parthenon architect, Iktinos.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The frieze depicts the Labours of Hercules.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The stonework carvings are impressive.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The temple was converted to a church between 1300 and 1834.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 Portion of the Labours of Hercules.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Temple of Hephaestus
 The temple platform.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Stoa of Attalos
 The Stoa of Attalos is a two storeyed covered walkway 120m long where Athenians would walk and do business.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Stoa of Attalos
 The stoa was built by King Attalos of Pergammon. Its lower columns are Doric and the upper Ionic.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Stoa of Attalos
 The stoa dates from the 2nd century BC.
Greece
Athens
Agora
Stoa of Attalos
 The stoa is now a museum.
Greece
Athens
Agora Museum
 1st century cooking pot with cover (6th to 4th century BC).
Greece
Athens
Agora Museum
 Ivory vessel with carvings of griffons attacking stags from 15th century BC.
Greece
Athens
Agora Museum
 Three handed bowl decorated with lillies, 1400 BC.

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