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Dolls and Ancient Games at Pella Museum

mouseio2A clay doll with tall legs, a slim figure and a thorough hairstyle had probably been the favorite toy of a girl back in ancient Macedonia dating to the 4th-Century B.C. This distant ancestor of Barbie, along with other ancient games, are in the collection of the new Archaeological Museum of Pella, among other treasures.
However, these games  are not part of a rare archaeological find. It is possible for many great museums to have such objects in their disposal, but the Museum of Pella is presenting them on its shelves giving kindergarten students the chance experience the ancient games, play with and even paint them.
This activities will take place at the museum Jan. 24-25 within the framework of Painting on Ancient Games of Pella’s Museum. An archaeologist of the XXI Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Anastasia Georgiadou said that, “We have selected some toys from the museum’s collection to show them to the children. We decided to present these objects next to modern toys, the doll next to a Barbie, playing pawns next to chess, the cicada next to a rattle used nowadays, so that children can better understand these kind of objects.”
The young visitors, with photocopies of the games photos in their hands, will try to search and find them into the museum and then paint on them in a kind of cultural scavenger hunt with a broader purpose.

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