Entrance Hall: The history of the excavations and of the Museum’s Collections

In the entrance hall, the visitor has an opportunity tobecome acquainted with the history of the Archaeological Museum of Thebes and the excavations on Boeotian

land, through old photographs, archival material, inventories of finds and excavation tools.

In Showcase 1 are the sheets from Greek and Germannewspapers that were used to wrap vessels during the process of hiding the museum’s antiquities on the eve

of World War II, and the first inventory of the antiquities in the Archaeological Collection of Thebes, written by the Ephor of Antiquities Eukleidis Vayiannis in 1894.