"Treasures of Ancient Greece: Life, Myth and Heroes" Opens at Indianapolis Children's Museum (Video)

The National Herald Archive

Statue of Dionisus. (Photo by Culture Ministry)

INDIANA - "Treasures of Ancient Greece: Life, Myth and Heroes" exhibition, featuring over 150 ancient Greek artifacts, opened at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis in the Unites States, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced on Friday.

The exhibition features bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, pottery. Many of the items on show have never before been exhibited abroad, and come from twenty major archaeological museums in Greece.

They will be arranged in two large sections, one showing aspects of Classical Greek daily life and the other presenting Greek myths and the 12 gods of Olympus.

"The young visitors to the show will discover wonderful art works and the achievements of ancient Greek culture; they will also have the opportunity to learn about mythical heroes like Hercules, Achilles and Odysseus (Ulysses) and follow the gods' adventures," a ministry statement said.

Accompanying materials will include videos and multimedia, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances and web applications.

The impressive exhibition opening was attended by numerous representatives of the Greek community, including Greek Consul General Aikaterini Dimaki, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, Director of the Greek Culture and Sport Ministry's Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments, Maria Mertzani.

The exhibition will run until January 5, 2020, and is coordinated by the Secretary General of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki.