23.5.16

Archaeological Treasures from Amvrakia on Display at Arta Museum


The Archaeological Museum of Arta is displaying never-before-seen finds from the region of Arta, northwestern Greece. Excavations in the area, formerly known as Amvrakia, spawned the treasures that are now on temporary display in an exhibition titled “Amvrakia, the Archeological Finds”.

The exhibition features the best-preserved objects from the Archaic to the Roman period, which provide information about the arts in Amvrakia, but also for the history of the ancient trade of luxury goods in the region that was an important hub between Greece and the Italian peninsula.


Amvrakia was founded in the late 7th century. B.C. by Corinthians colonists, next to the banks of Arachthos River, at the foot of the Peranthis hill, where now the modern city of Arta lies.

The location was strategic with commercial advantages and soon became the greatest city-state in northwestern Greece, after Corfu. In fact, it had one of the best urban systems of antiquity, while the city was protected by strong walls.



The exhibition entitled “Amvrakia, the recent archaeological finds”, features the most important and best preserved objects, important works of art from the Archaic to the Roman period, which provide information about the arts in Amvrakia, as well as for the history of the ancient trade of luxury goods, in a region, which was an important hub between Greece and the Italian peninsula.

The exhibition will run until May 31

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