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Thursday, 26 May 2016

“The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great,” Washington DC: Exhibition Opens June 1, 2016

"This summer, National Geographic will bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great,” is an exceptional journey through 5,000 years of Greek history and culture. Featuring collections from 22 national museums in Greece, this is the exhibit’s only East Coast stop. With more than 500 priceless treasures—many of which have never been on display outside of Greece—this is a once-in-a-generation exhibition.

“The Greeks” tells the unique story of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations by exploring pivotal moments that led to the birth of Western democracy, modern art, science, medicine, theater, and sports. Visitors will encounter the early origins of Greek writing and art from the Cycladic and Minoan cultures of the Aegean; meet Mycenaean rulers and priestesses and mighty warriors from Sparta; get to know the heroes, athletes, and philosophers of Classical Greece; and discover more about Alexander, the king that would spread Greek culture throughout the world".

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