Making the most of the exhibition area's linearity and the unimpeded view towards the lake, the first exhibition unit, corresponding to the environment, offers the possibility of acquainting oneself directly with the natural habitat, which also constitutes the object of the individual subsections developed here. The first subsection presents the region's particular geological characteristics, the land and water, and their exploitation by mankind over the centuries. The second subsection presents the specific characteristics of the lake and mountain habitats, with a particular emphasis on their flora and fauna.
The third subsection ends with a presentation of the region's human habitation from ancient times through to the present, thus introducing the human element to the museological narration. The elaboration of this subsection benefited greatly from the input of the LZ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the 25th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and the Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens. *Kilika 510 –500bc © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The second exhibition unit presents the traditional occupations that were developed in the region, in direct relation with the environment. A central exhibit, the cross-section of the lake brings into the Museum's premises the lake's real flora and fauna and stresses its role as a driving force for all human activities in the region. It comprises three subsections, which also indirectly determine mankind's space of action: the lake, the plain and the mountain. The first subsection is dedicated to hunting and fishing, the second presents farming and viticulture, while the third concerns livestock farming, beekeeping and the use of pack animals for transportation. The Museum highlights issues such as the necessity of an ecological balance and the respect of the environment.
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