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Kilkis Archaeological Museum

The Kilkis Archaeological Museum opened in 1972, its purpose being to collect finds handed in by private individuals and unearthed during excavations in the Kilkis area. The exhbits are arranged in the rooms in chronological order, they date from the Neolithic to the Roman period, and they come from excavations in the settlement of Kolhida, the cemetery at Palio Yinekokastro, the archaeological site at Filyria, and other parts of the prefecture.

In the entrance hall are the prehistoric finds from the excavations at Tsaousitsa and Axiohori, and occasional finds (stone statuettes and amulets) from Pedino, Gallikos, and Axioupoli. The first room has Iron Age finds, the most important of which are the cinerary urns, the bronze jewellery, and the iron weapons from the cemetery at Palio Yinekokastro. In the second room are sculptures, inscriptions, and grave stelai of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. The most important exhibits are the Kouros from Europos, which represents a young man and dates to the sixth century bc, and the four statues from the heroon at Palatiano (2nd cent. ad). The room also contains clay figurines, pots, and some outstanding jewellery.

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