Archaeological Museum of Drama

Drama Museum

A small museum featuring a large tusk found in a nearby cave and other exhibits from prehistoric times, as well as ancient Greek and Roman eras.

The building that hosts the museum was constructed by the municipality of Drama and opened to the society on the 12th of December 1999. While the exhibits present and describe in the best way the history of the city and the broader area.

A great variety of artifacts cover multiple historical periods starting from the middle paleolithic finding of 50.000 BC until the year of 1914. There is no doubt that it is a modern museum that uses contemporary methods and means to present the exhibits so every visitor regardless of his/her age will have the opportunity to enjoy and gain knowledge at the same time.

The oldest findings are probably the most significant exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Drama. They are bones and stone tools that were found during excavations at the Angitis River and they date from 50.000 BC. The museum also displays tools from the prehistoric settlements of Sitagra and Arcadikos, as well as artifacts from the Bronze and the Iron Age that were found mainly in grave excavations in the industrial area of Drama.

Examples of Attic pottery (6th-5th century BC), coins and tools from the Makedonian era as well as findings from the Roman era are included in the variety of the museum's exhibits. Finally, there are also findings from the early Christian period, monuments from the Byzantine period, as well as coins from the Ottoman era and icons from the post-Byzantine period. Last but not least photographs from the liberation of Drama at 1913 close the exhibition.

About Archaeological Museum of Drama

Last updated: 22 Jul 2020

address Kosta Varnali 6, Drama, 661 00, Greece