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Aristocratic house, Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Aristocratic house
Pella: capital of ancient Macedonia.

History and excavations Photos

On this page, several photos have been collected from the excavation of Pella. Museum objects are always from the archaeological museum next to the site, unless otherwise indicated.
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Drain along main street. Photo Jona Lendering.
Main street. Photo Jona Lendering. A minor street. Photo Jona Lendering. Drain in a minor street. Photo Jona Lendering.
Drain along main street
Main street
A minor street
Drain in a minor street
Drain on the agora. Photo Jona Lendering.
Agora. Photo Jona Lendering. Agora. Photo Jona Lendering. Stoa along the agora. Photo Jona Lendering.
Drain on the agora
Agora
Agora
Stoa along the agora
One of the aristocratic houses, with a beautiful mosaic. Photo Jona Lendering.
Column in one of the aristocratic houses. Photo Jona Lendering. Rooftile. Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. House of the Dionysus Mosaic. Model in the Archaeological Museum of Pella. Photo Jona Lendering.
One of the aristocratic houses, with a beautiful mosaic
Column in one of the aristocratic houses
Rooftile (Museum of Pella)
Model of the House of the Dionysus Mosaic
House of the Abduction of Helen. Mosaic of the Abduction of Helen. Photo Jona Lendering.
House of the Abduction of Helen. Mosaic of a stag hunt. Photo Jona Lendering. House of the Abduction of Helen. Amazons. Photo Jona Lendering.
Mosaic showing Craterus and Alexander the Great during a lion hunt. House of Dionysius, Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
House of the Abduction of Helen. Mosaic of the Abduction of Helen.
House of the Abduction of Helen. Mosaic of a stag hunt.
House of the Abduction of Helen. Amazons.
Craterus and Alexander during a lion hunt, from the House of the Dionysus Mosaic.
Statuette of a cavalry man. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Cup with scenes from the Trojan War. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Arrowheads. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. The Pella Hoard. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Statuette of a cavalry man (mid-fourth century BCE)
Mould of a cup with scenes from the Trojan War (first century BCE)
Arrowheads
The Pella Hoard: 307 Hellenistic coins
Tombstone of a veteran. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Eros. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Talking women. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Tombstone of Makartios, first half third century. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Tombstone of the veteran Hephaistion, a soldier of Alexander (Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki)
Eros
Talking women
Tombstone of Makartios, first half third century
Figurine of a lady. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Herm. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Hecate. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Tombstone of Makartios, first half third century. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.
Figurine of a lady
Herm
Hecate Tombstone of Makartios, first half third century
Tombstone, second half fourth century BCE. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Statuette of Athena. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Figurine of a teacher. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Tombstone of a warrior, last quarter fifth century BCE. Archaeological Museum of Istanbul (Turkey). Photo Jona Lendering.
Tombstone, second half fourth century BCE
Statuette of Athena Alkidemos
Figurine of a teacher
Tombstone of a warrior, last quarter fifth century BCE (Archaeological Museum of Istanbul)

Door. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering. Fresco from the House of the Plaster. Archaeological Museum of Pella (Greece). Photo Jona Lendering.

Door
Fresco from the House of the Plaster

Visiting Pella

The archaeological site of Pella was opened in 2011. Visitors must also see the splendid archaeological museum with many masterpieces like vases, jewellery, mosaic floors, reliefs, sculptures and burial remains.

Pella is situated about 45 kilometers west of Thessaloniki and can be reached easily by car. A satellite photo can be seen here.

History and excavations Photos
Michel Gybels for
Livius.Org, 2012
Revision: 22 April 2012
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