Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes explored competition through sport, politics, drama, music and warfare, illuminated by more than 170 objects from the British Museum.
The exhibition featured Exekias’s amphora showing the Greek warrior Achilles slaying the Amazon Queen Penthesileia and the marble relief known as the Apotheosis of Homer, by Archelaos of Priene.
Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 17 December 2021 until 1 May 2022.
Listen to the audio tours
ABC broadcaster and proud Greek-Australian Patricia Karvelas on the most intriguing objects from the Ancient Greeks exhibition.
Young hosts Sophia and Lucas explore 10 super interesting objects, from toys and games to weapons, art and maybe the odd banana.
The presentation of Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is a collaboration between the British Museum, Western Australian Museum, National Museum of Australia and Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Thumbnail image: Hydria (water jar), black figure pottery, made in Athens, Greece, about 510 BCE, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, found at Vulci, Lazio, Italy, 47 x 39 x 33 cm, 1843,1103.66. © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2021. All rights reserved