(Washington, D.C., United States) – The National Geographic Museum, which is located in Washington, D.C., announces that several key Ancient Greek artifacts will be on display in its museum from June 1, 2016 to October 10, 2016. During this display, hundreds of artifacts will be on display, many of which are leaving Greece for the first time. The exhibit, which is titled, “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” will represent several time periods. The artifacts, which left Greece in May of 2016, will only be in the United States for a short period of time, and many of them may never be on display outside of Greece again. For Ancient Greek enthusiasts, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Several priceless artifacts will be on display in this exhibit. These include the extremely rare Mask of Agamemnon as well as hundreds of others. For many, however, the mask, which was found in Mycenae in 1876, is the real star of the exhibit. Made of gold, the mask depicts Agamemnon, the son of a Mycenaean king. There are over 500 artifacts on display during this exhibit and they span around 5000 years of Greek history. These rare artifacts are all on loan from museums throughout Greece. About 90% of these artifacts have actually never left Greece. Other artifacts include the gold wreath Mena, who was Alexander the Great’s mother, was buried with ancient bronze helmets from northern Greece, and a clay tablet inscribed in Linear B, an early Greek language script that predates the Greek writing that is being used today. The National Geographic Museum is its fourth stop.
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