2012-04-27: The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Bithynia: from the past to the present" that will take place on Friday April 27th 2012, at 12:00 p.m. at the Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production in Lesvos. Bithynia is an ancient region, situated at the east of Thrace and north-west of Anatolia. The area, which was inhabited by a Thracian tribe, flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Archaeological remnants of Bithynia's thriving period survive until today.
Centuries later, in the framework of the European Union - Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Museums Component, four regional museums in contemporary Bithynia were united, in order to create a Museums Network, aiming to promote the cultural heritage of Ancient Bithynia. The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation accepted the invitation to participate at the project, as the foreign partner, and to transfer knowledge on museums networking.
The exhibition "Bithynia: from the past to the present" is one of the activities that will be realized in the framework of the project "Re-connecting the Bonds Between Archeological Artefacts and Historicity". The exhibition presents photographs of important archaeological artefacts that document the ancient period of Bithynia, regarding the following subjects: daily life, belief, theatre, health, gladiatorial games, warfare, and death.
The opening will take place on Friday April 27th 2012, at 12:00 pm. At the Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production in Lesvos, with the presence of representatives of the participating museums: Kocaeli Museum, Sakarya Museum, Konuralp Museum, Bolu Museum. Duration of the exhibition: April 27th - May 2nd 2012
MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL OLIVE-OIL PRODUCTION IN LESVOS
811 02 Agia Paraskevi, Island of Lesvos, Greece
Information: +30 22530 32300 - +30 210 3256921-3