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Nicopolis Museum, Preveza

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The Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis is a museum in Nicopolis, in the Preveza regional unit in northwestern Greece.
Until 1940, the ‘’Archaeological Museum of Preveza – Nikopolis’’ was located in an Ottoman mosque, in the city of Preveza, Greece. In 1940, the mosque was bombed by Italian aircraft and was partially destroyed. Some of the exhibits were stolen. After the Second World War, the mosque was demolished by the Greek state. In 1965 the state built a small Archaeological Museum inside the Byzantine walls of ancient Nikopolis:. From 1998 to 2006 a new archaeological museum was built 5 km North of Preveza. In July 2009, the new Archaeological museum of Nicopolis was open to public ( ). The Nikopolis Museum is open every day from 8 am to 8pm, including Saturday and Sunday (more information on the official web-site at ).
Marble tomb sculpture, with the name of the deceased, his father, his profession, his age.Marble oblation altar, dedicated to the Empress Sabine, wife of Emperor Hadrian.Marble sarcophagus, with lions, flowers, etc.Marble sitting lion of the 4th century BCMarble statue of goodness Minerva - a Roman copy of 4th century bCMarble statue of a muse, called the "small Heracliotis"Broken marble head of General Agrippa, reconstructed.Marble head of Faustina, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who appears to suffer from strabismus.Marble Cylindrical base of a statue, with a relief the Battle of the Amazons (Amazonomachia). It has been partially reused as a Christian mosaic, from the Alkysson Basilica.Marble plaque with ancient symposium (a postcital man and a woman)Glass urn, coins, and hair pins from Odeum.New exhibits: Many important new exhibits are being prepared for the new museum, and will go on display in 2010. Many of them were found at the site of the Monument of Augustus between the years 1995-2005.
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  • Ancient Nikopolis is very interesting place. You can see the Roman period in Greece. The museum is nice. You will see thinks from 1000 bc to approx. 400 ad. You must visit it.  more »
  • The site is where Augustus founded the city after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. The museum is located near the site and can be visited with the same ticket. The museum.....  more »
  • Very educational about the history of Nikopolis and the surrounding area. The exhibits are well displayed with information in English as well as Greek. The museum can be hard to spot but you'll find it on the road to the Nikopolis ruins just before Lidl.
  • Great little museum with some excellent artifacts. Worth visiting the site itself too as it is only 2km down the road. August price €8 per adult, children free.
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