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Princesses of the Mediterranean in the Dawn of History


Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the highly interesting exhibition Princesses of the Mediterranean in the Dawn of History hosted at the Museum of Cycladic Art from December 13, 2012 until May 8, 2013.

The exhibition presents 24 examples of ‘princesses’ from Greece, Cyprus, Southern Italy, and Etruria from 1,000 to 500 B.C., and over 500 artefacts.

Royal ladies or princesses; priestesses or healers; women of authority or knowledge; local women, who stood apart from the rest; other women, who accepted and adopted the cultural traits of different societies or of the men they married in their homeland – local or foreign men – or even those women, who for reasons of intermarriage, travelled from one place to another, are the women this exhibition examines. Through their stories, one can distinctly perceive how these women played a contributing role in broadening the cultural horizons of their time, including their involvement in the development of the archaic Mediterranean culture.

This exhibition presents real women. Not mythical or other figures. Women who have been born and have lived, women in flesh and blood. Or, even better, women whose material remains, their bones, survive and ‘speak’ after thousands of years. When considered with tomb and burial types, funerary customs, and, above all, the grave gifts and other objects (garments and jewellery) buried with them - whether chosen by the deceased in life, or provided after their passing by loved ones to take to Persephone’s meadow - these remains can potentially help ‘resuscitate’ them by lifting the veils of time to see their likeness, however faintly, as far as archaeological thinking and interpretation permits.

For more info: www.cycladic.gr

Princesses of the Mediterranean in the Dawn of History

13/12/2012 - 08/05/2013
Location: ATTICAATTICAATHENS (ATHINA)

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Dates: 13/12/2012 – 08/05/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Museum of Cycladic Art, 4, Neofytou Douka str. Op. H.: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00


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