About 500 treasures of Greek antiquity will be exhibited at the Canadian Museum of Civilization beginning in June 2015.
The Museum is going to present: The Greeks – From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.
The artifacts, from 22 Museums, include the iconic bust of Alexander the Great from Pella, the impressive statues of Archaic-period Kouroi, and golden jewellery from famous tombs. They represent 5,000 years of Greek history; from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great.
“The Greeks – From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is an unprecedented exhibition showcasing the unique legacy of 5,000 years of Greek history and civilization to the world .The exhibition is a singular achievement made possible through the leadership of the Ministry of Culture of Greece and the Canadian Museum of Civilization,” said His Excellency Eleftherios Anghelopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to Canada.
The exhibition is organized under the leadership of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports – Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. The other partners, and stops on the tour, are The Field Museum in Chicago and the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. A fourth North American venue is to be confirmed.
The divine pantheon includes Aphrodite, Athena, Zeus and Poseidon; the historical figures include Aristotle, Homer and Alexander the Great, people who shaped Greek history and whose influence can be traced across time and cultures.