The Byzantine Museum was opened in 2002. It is housed in the old Markos mill adjacent to the city walls of Veroia, on the boundary of the listed quarter of Kyriotissa. The museum’s founding mission is to make known the great wealth of monuments in Veroia and the surrounding area, which date from Byzantine and Post-Byzantine times, to make the traditions of the area known and to collaborate with other Byzantine museums in Macedonia to organize periodic exhibitions. The museum’s three-storey building will house permanent exhibitions which will retain their artistic self-sufficiency.
The exhibition entitled “Veroia, Part of the Byzantine Empire” is on display on the first floor of the building. It is a particularly fine collection of portable icons (many of which are double-sided), wall-paintings, mosaic floors (from the courtyard of the church of Agios Patapios in Veroia), manuscripts and early printed works, pottery (ceramic items for everyday use and glazed pottery), Byzantine coins and wood-carvings.
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