Archaeological Museum of Chaeronea

The exhibits in the museum are very important and include, amongst other things, sculpture from Livadeia and Chaeronea, ceramics from pre-historic and historic sites in the region, fragments of murals from Mycenaean times from Orchomenos, coins and weapons from the burial mound of the Macedonians and the polyandrion [mass grave] of the Thebans in Chaeronea.

In recent years, the museum's collections have been enriched with finds from the Ephorate’s excavations in Orchomenos, Livadeia, Kifisos (Boeotia) and Chaeronea.

The museum's enclosure houses a number of inscriptions and stelae [grave markers], architectural elements from large temple buildings, and pedestals.

Of special interest is the mosaic floor from the 3rd century AD, with its bands of rich geometric decoration (ribbons, concentric circles, spirals, meanders) and personifications of the four seasons. The mosaic, which was found in Chaeronea in 1993, is currently housed in pre-fabricated storage.

Even the courtyard area includes an important funeral monument from the 2nd century AD (an underground burial chamber, with sarcophaguses and a mosaic floor), which was discovered at the end of the 19th century, during the excavation of the graveyard to which the famous lion belongs. It was re-examined in 1990.