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The Archaeological Museum of Volos, also known as the Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, houses many exquisite findings from the early 20th century and modern archaeological excavations in Thessaly.
Exhibits on display include jewelry, household utensils, and agricultural tools, originating from the Neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo, as well as clay statuettes and a wide variety of items from the Geometric period, a time of great heroic events, such as the Argonaut Expedition and the Trojan War.
There are also statues and uncommon jointed statuettes from the classical period, rare steles with relief work from the Hellenistic period with well-preserved colors, as well as reliefs from the early Christian and Byzantine periods.
Other fascinating exhibits include tombs transported in their entirety from the archaeological sites where they were discovered, along with the human skeleton and the offerings placed around it. Just outside the museum, there are some interesting reconstructions of the Neolithic houses at Dimini and Sesklo.
The N. & S. Tsalapatas Rooftile and Brickworks Factory was one of the largest of its kind. Its workshops and industrial facilities have been restored and today constitute a rare surviving example of an industrial complex in Greece. In the factory’s installations, the production chain has been reconstituted step by step. Thus, the Tsalapatas Factory «functions» once again, bringing to life all the production stages of bricks and tiles, as well as the daily life of the workmen who were employed at the factory. Its objective is to showcase the historical identity of the town of Volos and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of its industrial heritage.
The Museum of Volos City is one of the unique modern City Museums in Greece.It presents the daily activity of the city inhabitants from the 19th century until today, in a contemporary manner, while it constitutes a study of the history of Greek cities and the development of the Greek region, highlighting the evolution of the city in modern Greece. Projects sections for the industrial heritage, the memories of the residents (refugee story, photographic documents, etc.), major events that took place in Greece and how these impacted on the city, the most important events of Volos, its architecture etc. In the courtyard of the museum there is a part of the east wing of the byzantine wall, on the hill of Palaia (Old Town).
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