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The Largest Exhibition on Ancient Greece Ever Produced in North America

 The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

From December 12th 2014 to April 26th 2015

Pointe-à-Callière Presents the World Première of the Largest Exhibition on Ancient Greece Ever Produced in North America

MONTREAL.- Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is presenting the world premiere of the original exhibition The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. 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.

From the Museum’s website,

Alexander, larger than life
“The exhibition takes us all the way up to the days of Alexander the Great, a larger-than-life figure who was only 20 years old when his father, Philip II, was assassinated. But Alexander was ready to succeed him, thanks to his education, his training and the formidable Macedonian army. Within barely a single generation, the ancient world was transformed from a series of independent city-states into a unified empire under Alexander the Great. The young prince who became king, emperor then god in the eyes of the world, died of a malignant fever at the age of 32. But his legend survived, as did Greece’s extraordinary legacy to the Western world.”

The Golden Age of Ancient Greece
“Between these two crucial figures, the exhibition focuses on the Golden Age of ancient Greece, in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, when philosophy, theatre and the visual arts flourished, particularly in Athens. This was also the birthplace, under Pericles, of Greece’s greatest gift to humanity: democracy, government by the people. For the first time, citizens could express themselves, debate issues and vote. The exhibition also looks at the founding of the Olympic Games in 776 BCE, when athletes converged in Olympia from all Greek city states to take part in the Games.”

6--KoreView Items from the Exhibition on the Museum’s Website

A hands-on experience
“The exhibition offers visitors a whole range of interactives and items to handle. They can touch different reproductions including a Cycladic female figurine, a block of marble, a warrior’s helmet and a sword. There are over twenty videos in the various exhibition zones, most of them produced by the National Geographic Society, the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and the Canadian Museum of History.”

 

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3 comments on “The Largest Exhibition on Ancient Greece Ever Produced in North America

  1. Sounds awesome. I would love to see that. I recently watched a You Tube video about some of the machines they used in their temples to compete for worshippers in Alexandria and was really blown away by how technologically advanced they were.

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