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From the land of the Golden Fleece
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Από τη χώρα του Χρυσόμαλλου Δέρατος
Θησαυροί της Αρχαίας Κολχίδας
(From the land of the Golden Fleece : Treasures of Ancient Colchis)
This travelling exhibition is being presented to the Greek public for the first time, and introduces, in an impressive manner, the civilisation that developed on the Eastern shores of the Black Sea from the 5th to the 2nd century B.C. The 140 works in the exhibition - which include 100 pieces of jewellery - were found in excavations that took place at Vani, the religious centre of Ancient Colchis (in the west of present day Republic of Georgia).
The purpose of the exhibition is both to highlight the strong cultural ties that linked Ancient Greece with Colchis, and to acquaint the Greek public with the brilliant world of the East.
The objects in the exhibition belong to the National Museum of Georgia, in Tbilisi.

The exhibition has already been shown in major museums in Europe and the United States, including the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin; the Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and is currently hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, until January 4th, 2009.
Lavrentiadis Group of Companies G. Karavias & Associates
Domaine Gerovassiliou  

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Από τη χώρα του Χρυσόμαλλου Δέρατος. Θησαυροί της αρχαίας Κολχίδας
Benaki Museum
Published: 2009
ISBN: 978-960-476-020-6
(Greek)

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DAY CONFERENCE

Monday 26/01/2009
Athens
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From the land of the Golden Fleece. Treasures of Ancient Colchis
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A voyage on the “Argo”
Duration
20/01/2009 - 06/04/2009

Place
Athens
Benaki Museum

Organization

Benaki Museum, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Monuments Protection of Georgia, the Georgian National Museum and the Archaeological Museum at Vani.

Under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commision for UNESCO.


Sponsors
Lavrentiadis Group of Companies
G. Karavias & Associates
Domaine Gerovassiliou