Thessalonica thrived during the Roman Period and was an important Imperial mint. It is the site addressed by the first and second letters to the Thessalonians in the New Testament.


Roman sarcophagus decorated with the image of Dionysus and manaeds in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman sarcophagus (approximately AD 220 to 230) decorated with the image of Battle between the Greeks and the Amazons in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman sarcophagus in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Mosaic of Dionysus leaning on Ampelos in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Mosaic of winged Eros admiring Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete. Mosaic in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman gravestone in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica Greece.

Roman altar in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman altar in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Marble bust (Poseidon or Serapis) dating from the 3rd century BC in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Marble bust in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman fibulae in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman glass in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman glass in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman glass in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Roman glass mold in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Medieval sgraffito bowl in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

Medieval sgraffito bowl in the archaeological museum in Thessalonica, Greece.

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