Image courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum

In Search of Noble Marbles: The Earliest Travelers to Greece

Jan 14, 2017 – Apr 9, 2017
DaysTime
Every Tue-Fri10am – 4pm
Every Sat10am – 5pm
Every Sun12pm – 5pm
Adults$8
Seniors/Students$6
Children (ages 6 to 17)$6
Children (5 and under)Free!

Description

Lecture: Thursday, February 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. titled "Eye of the Storm: The Story of Aleppo"

This exhibition brings together the earliest published accounts of intrepid English, French and Dutch explorers who, having visited Greece in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, were moved to record their experiences in print. Practically inaccessible to the Western world, with a hostile political regime not to mention barriers of language and religion, only a very few people succeeded in traveling to Greece. The sheer difficulties of reaching Greece in early times meant that often groups of individuals traveled together under royal patronage, gathering information on ancient monuments, natural history, local customs, and costumes. These publications were often illustrated. They reveal an organic growth of knowledge about Greece.

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