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Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece
Museum of Cycladic Art |

BEYOND. Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece


Through the 120 objects from 21 Greek and international museums emerges one of the most important issues that puzzled and continues to concern humans; the fate of the immortal soul after the death of the mortal body. The descriptions in the Homeric epics of the underworld as they were depicted on ancient works of different periods is the starting point of this exhibition.
As epilogue, the Platonic concepts –which mark the shift of perceptions on the divine element– both as development and in contrast to the Homeric beliefs. The show will be divided into 5 thematic sections: The moment of death, Burial Customs, Homeric Hades, Bacchic-Orphic Hades and Platonic Hades.

In collaboration with: the Onassis Foundation (USA) and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports.

Curated by:
Prof. Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art,

Dr Stavroula Ekonomou
Curator of Antiquities, Museum of Cycladic Art

The exhibitions The Depiction of Death in the Work of El Greco and Beyond are funded by NSRF 2007-2013 as part of the “Greco Year 2014”

from 11/12/2014 until 8/2/2015
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