Field Museum home to legendary new Greek exhibit

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CHICAGO -- Step back to around 3200 B.C., the first section of the large six-part exhibit, and explore the very beginnings of Greek culture and ultimately its impact on our history today.

The Field Museum’s latest exhibit, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, is a physical history book covering five thousand years of ancient times still influencing our lives today.

The historic moments are examined chronologically at the Field Museum, with more than 500 pieces: a gold replica of the mask of Agamemnon, contributions by Homer, the birth of the Olympic Games and medals, Plato’s influence on philosophy and science.

You will also see figures from the Trojan War, warrior, their mythological gods and royals of the past. And the rulers who changed the world: Phillip the Second, his queen’s wreath and his son Alexander the Great, who largely spread Greek culture throughout the world.

This is the largest exhibit of its kind to hit North America in a quarter century. It is only making two stops in the U.S., and the field museum in Chicago is its first.

Visit the exhibit:

The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

Nov. 25 – April 10 2016

The Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

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