If you live in Canada, you will be in for a treat... in June of 2015. The Archaeology News Network reports that the most comprehensive exhibition about Ancient Hellas, 'The Greeks - From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great', is slated to arrive at the Canadian Museum of Civilizations.


In their press release about the upcomming event, the museum reports a little about the exhibition, and it does sound like a very interesting one:

"Presenting outstanding artifacts from 22 Greek Museums, the exhibition will invite visitors on a journey through 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great. The artifacts — many of which have never been exhibited outside Greece — include the iconic bust of Alexander the Great from Pella, the impressive statues of Archaic-period Kouroi, and golden jewellery from famous tombs."

The exhibition is organized under the leadership of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports – Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. The other partners, and stops on the tour, are The Field Museum in Chicago and the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. A fourth North American venue is to be confirmed.

Eleftherios Anghelopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to Canada, is proud to have the exhibition arrive:

“The Greeks – From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is an unprecedented exhibition showcasing the unique legacy of 5,000 years of Greek history and civilization to the world .The exhibition is a singular achievement made possible through the leadership of the Ministry of Culture of Greece and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.”

According to the PR people at the museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is 'the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity'.

'The Greeks – From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great' will be presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from June 5 to October 12, 2015. The exhibition will tour its North American venues through 2015 and 2016. Tell me, North American readers, are you excited about the exhibition?