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The headline event is an exhibition entitled Nautilus. Navigating Greece, which examines the intimate relationship between the Greeks and the Mediterranean Sea trough the ages. With the sea as connecting thread, the exhibition highlights the interplay between nature, culture, identity, adventure, politics, religion and most of all mobility in all its forms (immigration, travel, trade etc).

The exhibition includes almost 100 ancient artefacts (bronze and marble sculptures, frescoes, coins, vases and ceramic vessels) from more than 30 Greek museums. Notably some of these artefacts are displayed outside Greece for the first time. The time span extends from cycladic (3000 B. C.), minoan and mycenaean art, to the archaic, classical and hellenistic periods, ending with the Greco-Roman world (200 A. D.). Furthermore, within the exhibition space, Antiquity converses with contemporary art, involving 23 works including photographs, paintings, and video art.

Curators: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

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