More than 500 priceless artifacts from 21 Greek museums will be brought together at the world premiere of the original exhibition “The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” that will open at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s museum of Archaeology and History, on 12 December.
The exhibition spans over 5,000 years of Greek history and culture and takes visitors on an exceptional and fascinating journey back to the origins of the cradle of Western civilization, its heritage and the traces it has left in the hearts and minds of the Greek people.
The “Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” exhibition will begins its North American odyssey in the country’s leading archaeology museum before continuing to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, The Field Museum in Chicago and the National Geographic Museum in Washington. The exhibition will run until to 26 April 2015.
The exhibition will be divided into six zones that introduce visitors to Greek Antiquity and showcase rare and priceless artifacts. Visitors will meet many famous characters in Greek history, from Homer to Aristotle, Plato, King Philip II of Macedon and King Leonidas of Sparta.
“The heritage of ancient Greece, which we can still see all around us today in our politics, philosophy, arts and literature, mathematics, architecture, medicine and sports, is clearly illustrated in the exhibition,” Pointe-à-Callière said in an announcement.
The “Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” is an exhibition produced by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Athens, Greece), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex (Montréal, Canada), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Canada), The Field Museum (Chicago, USA), and the National Geographic Museum (Washington, DC, USA).
Photo source: Pointe-à-Callière