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“The Return of the Gods” Ancient Greece Exhibition, Leoben, Austria

Last Thursday the famous Art Museum “Kunsthalle” of Leoben, Austria, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the gods of ancient Greece, titled “The Return of the Gods”. The event was attended by many representatives of Austrian public life, Letters and Arts and on behalf of the Greek Embassy in Austria, by education attaché Kaiti Petraki. The exhibition includes 150 main exhibits, which come from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin and its huge collection of antiquities (Greek and Roman). During an international interview held the day before yesterday, it was underlined that the exhibition has been formed in such a way that the most important gods of ancient Greece are presented, not separately, but in connection with Greek mythology and their symbolism. German archaeologist and director of the Classical Antiquities Collection of the Pergamon Museum, Andreas Scholl, described to the participants each exhibit in detail.  150 sculptures, busts, pots and other objects of worship and jewelry give the visitor a full view of the importance of the Olympian gods for ancient Greece. The most important exhibit is the “Great Altar from the Acropolis of the Ancient Greek Pergamon in Asia Minor”, which was part of a bigger architectural block and became famous for its 113m. long marble frieze, where the fight of Olympian gods against the Titans is represented. The collection also includes parts of other buildings of Pergamon.


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