Event held on July 05

Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections

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Event runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 14/08/2022


Exclusive to Melbourne Museum, see some of the most significant items from the prestigious National Archaeological Museum in Athens - for a limited time from 23 April–14 August. Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections tells the story of ideas, influences and connections that form and build communities. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through Ancient Greece exploring how the trade of ideas and goods influenced Greek culture, and in turn influenced the ancient world. Since antiquity Greeks have a widely shared common geological heritage: The Mediterranean Sea. This exhibition features 44 ancient works that date from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman period representing periods of economic and cultural trade between Greece and its neighbours. This remarkable exhibition offers visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most extraordinary collection items from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. An impressive marble sphinx depicting a female head with the body of a winged lion will be featured in exhibition and on view for the very first time outside of the National Archaeological Museum. Entry Cost All tickets $0 - Exhibition is free with general entry