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Greek Exhibition Brings Hellenic History to Ottawa

This bust of Alexander the Great from the ancient city of Pella is just one of 500 artifacts on display at The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. (Photo: © Hellenic Ministry of Culture)

This bust of Alexander the Great from the ancient city of Pella is just one of 500 artifacts on display at The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. (Photo: © Hellenic Ministry of Culture)

From the pages of Homer’s Iliad to the empire of Alexander the Great, our understanding of Western culture’s earliest days is a blend of myth, legend, and fact. The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great brings together 5,000 years of Greek culture, uncovering the lives of kings, scholars, poets, and philosophers. See more than 500 authentic artifacts — including Agamemnon’s gold-plated death mask and a marble bust of Alexander from the ancient Macedonian city of Pella — that have seldom been exhibited outside of Greece. On at the Canadian Museum of History until Oct. 12. —Amy Allen
•Canadian Museum of History, 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, 819-776-7000. historymuseum.ca
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