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Dion is a village in Pieria prefecture, 440 km from Athens and 85 km from Thessaloniki. Excavations not far from the village unearthed a fortified city that had been inhabited continuously from the sixth century bc to the fifth century ad. The museum opened in 1983 in a newly-constructed two-storey building. It displays finds mainly from the Dion area, but also from Olympus and the wider area of Pieria. The name of Dion is derived from Dias (Zeus) the Olympian god. The Macedonian kings used to celebrate their victories and to offer to Zeus in Dion. Except the sanctuary of Zeus there was a sanctuary of Demeter and Aphrodite Hypolympidia (below Olympus), and since the Roman times also a sanctuary of the Egyptian goddess Isis Lochia.