The work of construction of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki began in February 1961, and the grand opening took place on October 27, 1962. In 1971, the construction of all halls was completed. The museum's collections include exhibits from ancient and classical times. More famous exhibits are the finds from the tombs of Dervent, which were presented for the first time at the opening ceremony of the museum, the treasures from Vergina, as well as other valuable discoveries from the 70s, which inevitably make the expansion of the museum.
The new wing of the museum was opened with the exhibition "Alexander the Great", and the exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Macedonia" exhibits the finds from the royal tombs of Vergina. The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki exhibits huge gold finds found during excavations in the cemetery in Tekelievo. Since 1985 the museum houses the exhibition "Ancient Thessaloniki", and on the ground floor of the new wing are the exhibits from different periods.

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