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The exhibition Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia is devoted to historical and archaeological evidence for the city.

Linked from its very foundation in 315 BC with the generation of Alexander the Great, the city emerged in the Roman period as an important centre in the province of Macedonia, retaining its language, culture, and the memory of its glorious Macedonian history.

References to the infamous Yedi Kule prison abound in the Greek rebetika songs.

Restoration and archaeological work began in the 1970s and continues to this day.

The Heptapyrgion is located in the north-eastern corner of the city's acropolis.

Although the urban core of the city essentially dates from its foundation by Cassander in 316 BC, the walls that defined the medieval and early modern city, and that are still visible today, date to the late Antiquity, when the Roman emperor Theodosius I (r. The five northern towers of the Heptapyrgion, along with the curtain wall that connects them, forming the northern corner of the acropolis, probably date to this period.

), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by its Ottoman Turkish name Yedi Kule (Γεντί Κουλέ), is a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress situated on the north-eastern corner of the acropolis of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Despite its name, which in both languages means "Fortress of Seven Towers", it features ten, and was probably named after the Yedikule Fortress in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey).

The artefacts on display come from Thessaloniki as well as a multitude of other sites across Macedonia, from earlier and later excavations.