Η νέα έκθεση του αρχαιολογικού μουσείου ΦλώριναςPart of : Αρχαιολογικά ανάλεκτα εξ Αθηνών ; Vol.XXXII-XXXIV, 1999, pages 127-138
The new display in the Florina archaeological museum
The new display on the ground floor of the Fiorina Archaeological Museum was organised in 1998, at which time a series of projects was also carried out to improve the facilities and the aesthetic appearance of the building, particularly the interior rooms.The new display occupies four rooms and is divided into three basic units. The firstunit, to the left of the entrance, is devoted to finds of the prehistoric period from the prefecture, especially the Bronze Age tumulus at Armenochori. The display of artefacts is accompanied by visual aids of an educational character, providing information about the history of the ancient region covered by the prefecture of Fiorina, the history of research down to the present day, the geo- morphological history and nature of the terrain, the evolution of the flora and fauna, and the excavation at Armenochori (houses, pottery, domestic equipment and food-producing activities). In the two neighbouring rooms are displayed sculptures, grave and votive relief stelai, reliefs and inscriptions, dating particularly from the Roman period, when the region prospered greatly. With the aid of panel texts, visitors acquire not only a knowledge of the specific objects, and of their iconography, style and symbolism, but also a more general perspective of Roman times as the historical continuation of earlier periods.In the fourth room is displayed a mosaic with geometric patterns, inscriptions detached from the floor of a building of Roman date at Kato Kleines, and panel texts relating to the art of the mosaic in general and the way in which this particular mosaic was conserved; the materials and tools used in the conservation process are displayed in a small showcase.After the organisation of the new display, the Fiorina Archaeological Museum and the archaeological site of the Hellenistic town on the hill of Ayios Panteleimon (in the area of the former Xenia Hotel), together form the occasion for an archaeological stroll in the border town of Fiorina.
αρχαιολογικά μουσεία, Φλώρινα