Exhibit at National Geographic Museum Celebrates 5,000 Years of Greek Culture [video]

the Greeks exhibit nat geo museumThe National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC has an amazing exhibit called The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.

The exhibit is packed with artifacts ranging from some seven millennia ago and is composed of 560 items from collections on loan from 22 different Greek Museums.

The show is arranged in chronological order for visitors and many are recent discoveries that have only been dug up from excavation sites in Greece and surrounding lands a couple of years ago.

In addition to browsing the exhibit, visitors can listen to audio supplements that echo the words of Plato, Aristotle and Demosthenes. There are also videos of new three-part National Geographic series inspired by the exhibition. Furthermore, children can participate in extra activities such as the Odyssey game and there are also hand-on parts of the exhibit where they can touch a large piece of marble from the Greek island of Naxos or touch an exact replica of an ancient Greek sword.

Event Information:
Exhibit: The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

Location: National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC
Dates: Through Oct. 10.
Prices: $15, $10 for ages 5 to 12, and free for younger than 5.

For more information about the exhibit see: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/thegreeks/