Welcome, 77 artists, 40 different points of Attica welcomes you by singing Erotokritos an epic romance written at 1713 by Vitsentzos Kornaros

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Scents of antiquity revived for exhibition at Athens museum

Chemists resurrect scent of Aphrodite’s Rose for global first show When the National Archaeological Museum of Athens decided to mark its 150th anniversary, it seemed a no-brainer that it should celebrate the ancients’ love of beauty. “After all, beauty is a word that exists in every one of the 6,000 languages spoken on this planet,” said Maria Lagogianni, director of Greece’s premier museum. “It is a word understood by all.” Related: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: the Quest to Crack and Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation by Margalit Fox – review Continue reading...