Minoans and Mycenaeans: Flavours of their time
- This came over the Roma list. I thought I would forward it as it looks just the sort of exhibition that would be of interest to Apicius list members if they were on holiday in Athens. Apologies if you have all already seen it.
> Dear all
> This info may be of your interest, and it deserves paying a visit if you come to Greece.
> A very innovative bilingual (Greek-English)exhibition currently takes place at the National Archaeological Museum (Athens, Greece).
> The opening was on Monday 12 july and it will remain open till the 12 October 1999. It's name: "Minoans and Mycenaeans: Flavours of their time". It has been organised by Drs Y. Tzedakis and H. Martlew. Mr Robert Arnott has organised a room dedicated to the human remains, their pathologies and facial reconstruction.
> The basic message of the exhibition is: Archaeology meets Science. You can admire pots and pans not as beautiful artifacts but as containers where organic residues have been found and analysed thus revealing the diet of those prehistoric populations. Skeletons also tell their tale: age, sex, face reconstruction, health, diet.
> It is the first time in Greece that emphasis is
> given to the organic remains and not to the pretty pottery and sculpture.
> Opening hours: Monday= 12.30-19.00 pm.
> Tues. - Sunday = 08.00 am - 19.00 pm.
> A very good catalogue for the exhibition will be published soon, both in English and in Greek. It contains contributions from archaeological authorities coming from Greece, US and England. Certainly a
> book that deserves having a place in your library and in your hearts.
> For information:
> National Archaeological Museum
> Tositsa 1
> GR- 106 82
> tel. +30 1 8212322