Cypriot treasures exhibited in the Cycladic Art Museum, Athens
|Bull-shaped rhyton [Credit: © N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art., Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 397]|
Modern display cases and lower lights, touch screens showing various descriptions and historical information, applications that allow the visitors to write down their names in the Cypriot-Minoan scripture, interactive tables where 6 people can simultaneously play with ships travelling in the Mediterranean Sea and “bomb” their enemies, are some of the various innovations of the exhibitions.
The visitors will have the opportunity to admire antiquities ranging from 4000 B.C. until 1400 A.D., from the well-known, singular Zintilis figurine of 3,900 B.C. to the seven plank-shaped figurines aged at 1,900 B.C. that are unique in the world and are believed to have been tomb marks or votives. Impressive vessels and various artifacts from everyday life activities, perfume pots and valuable jewels are among the antiquities that the public will discover.
Author: Areti Kotseli | Source: Greek Reporter [March 15, 2012]