Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

MUEVO x Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Papyrus of Derveni

The Papyrus of Derveni, Europe’s oldest “book” (340-320 BC) and the first Greek entry on UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” List is presented in a new, even more secure environment.

In collaboration with the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, we designed and built a new display case for the Derveni Papyrus, according to the globally appropriate and accepted standards of preventive maintenance for the exhibition and storage of antiquities and works of art.

The 266 fragments of the papyrus, which were discovered during the 1962 excavations in the area of Derveni, Thessaloniki, are presented to the public today in an ideal and controlled micro-environment.