Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
The story of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is similar to the city’s recent history. The Ephorate of Antiquities “by the General Directorate of Macedonia” was the first service to be founded, on November 1912, only a fortnight after the city was incorporated into the Greek State. Until 1925, all antiquities found in Macedonia were gathered at the Residency (Διοικητήριο – the modern-day building of the Secretariat of Macedonia-Thrace) as well as the Ottoman Idadie School, which housed the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University. During World War I, the French Army (Armee Francaise d’ Orient) was gathering antiquities initially at Karabournaki and later on at Rotonda, while the British Army would gather the antiquities they uncovered at the White Tower.