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Have you ever dreamed of entering a time capsule and embarking on an epic journey to 6000 B.C.? If that excites you think of the possibility to learn the story of Alexander the Great while you actually look at his iconic portrait which was found near Pella; or meet the legendary King Agamemnon, leader of the united Greek forces in the Trojan War (12th century B.C.) through his superb golden mask. This scenario comes true with the unprecedented exhibition “The Greeks –Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” a breathtaking and illuminating journey through 5000 years of Greek history and culture which is on tour to North America.

It is also the first time for many of the finest artifacts of the classical world including priceless treasures, the fruit of fascinating archaeological discoveries, along with items recounting the epic adventures of heroes of Ancient Greece to travel outside of the country.
From the deep roots of Greek culture and mythology to the legendary empire of Alexander the Great (356 to 323 B.C.) visitors of all ages will be captivated by the stories of historical figures like Aristotle, Plato, Philip II of Macedon and the Spartan King Leonidas, as well as mythical ones like Achilles, Aphrodite, Athena, Zeus and Poseidon. They will also get to know about the birth of philosophy, theatre and the arts, science and medicine and see how the first democracy functioned through captivating interactive and fascinating hands – on objects.

Within a stunning design treatment, more than 500 exquisite treasures drawn from the collections of 21 Greek museums, including the renowned National Archaelogical Museum and the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, narrate their own part in historical milestones . The items’ tour is co-ordinated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports – Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with a consortium of museums led by the Canadian Museum of History and with the support of Athens International Airport. Visitors will admire the artists behind the impressive “kouroi and korai” statues of young men and women dating from the 6th century B.C. and the dazzling array of golden jewellery from royal tombs. Hundreds of gold objects including two magnificent death masks from Mycenae (16th century B.C.) the beautiful myrtle wreath of Queen Meda from the antechamber of the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (about 336 B.C.) and a marble bas-relief representing a young man crowning himself will introduce the visitors to their world of mysteries is there a better way to meet the Greeks ?

Save the Dates
12/12/14 – 26/4/15: Pointe – a – Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

5/6 -12/10/15: Canadian Museum of History, Gattineau, Quebec, Canada

24/11/15 – 10/5/16: The Field Museum, Chicago, USA

26/5 – 9/10/16: National Geographic Museum, Washington DC, USA

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