From Myth to Reality
Double-sided relief in human form of the Menhir type, Soufli Magoula, early Bronze Age
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Figurine of phi type, Megalo Monastiri, late Bronze Age
One handled jug, Achillio Farsala, end of 15th cent. B.C.
Eight-shape fibula, Omolio, Iron Age
Pendant of carnelian stone, Makrichori, 14th cent. B.C.
Glass beads, Megalo Monastiri, late Bronze Age
Jug, Megalo Monastiri, 14th cent. B.C.
Kantharoid skyphos, ancient cemetary of Krannon, early Iron Age
Bronze pendant, Elassona, early Iron Age
Skyphos, Achilio Farsala, middle Bronze Age
One handled cup, Kalampaka, early Iron Age
Hand-made cut away neck jug, Farsala, early Iron Age
Gold signet ring with two woman figures, Megalo Monastiri, late Bronze Age
Clay cup with raised handles - kantharos, Gentiki, Iron Age
Amphora, Argissa, middle Bronze Age
Amphora with juglet as a lid, Farsala, early Iron Age
Deep vase, Argissa, early Bronze Age
Bronze bracelet, Larissa, early Iron Age
Hand-made double cut away neck jug, ancient cemetary of Krannon, early Iron Age
Hand-made pithos containing child burial, Argissa, middle Bronze Age
Cut away neck jug, ancient cemetary of Krannon, early Iron Age
Clay cup, Drosopigi Trikala, 10th cent. B.C.
Rhyton, Megalo Monastiri, 14th cent. B.C.
Kantharoid skyphos, Argiropouli Tirnavos, early Iron Age

The Bronze Age is divided in three main periods: the Early (3rd millennium B.C.), the Middle (1st half of the 2nd millennium B.C.) and Late Bronze period (1540-1100 B.C.). In this hall findings of the early and middle era are presented, vessels and small objects related to everyday practices, originating from Argissa and Magoula Demetra. The megalithic monument (menhir) from Soufli Magoula, is a unique, imposing finding of this section, pertaining the ideology of the Early Bronze Era.

The Late Period is identified with the one widely known as Mycenaean. This is the era during which the myths of Thessaly are being born, referring to the creation of the twelve Gods, the adventures of Apollo with the mortal women of Thessaly Koronis and Daphne, the battle of the Centaurs, the birth of Asclepius, Poseidon and his Trident, Pelides Achilles and the rest of the leaders who joined in the war against Troy. This period is represented by findings from the wider region of the municipality of Larissa, with particular emphasis on the burial objects from Megalo Monastiri.

During the Iron Age, from the 11th up to the 8th century B.C., many tribes moved from the mountainous regions of Greece towards the plains and at the same time, from the Greek mainland towards the islands and the shores of Asia Minor and Cyprus. A great mobility had taken place in Thessaly, since, within and from this territory, at least six tribes moved namely: the Aenianes, Aeolians, Boeotians, Thessalians, Lapithes and the Magnetes. This period is represented in Thessaly exclusively through burial findings, since the remains of buildings (remains of apsidal buildings) are scarce and fragmental.