ATHENS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A new exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum here, to be inaugurated on May 25, brings out the different versions of aesthetics from the Neolithic period up to late antiquity.
"A total of 340 antiquities from the museum's rich collections present the countless aspects of beauty from different cultural environments, from the Neolithic period, the Cycladic civilization, the Minoan and the Mycenaean culture," Maria Lagogianni, director of the National Archaeological Museum, said in a press conference on Wednesday.
The exhibition, "The countless aspects of Beauty", unfolds in four parts, unraveling the thread that transcends human creativity: beauty.
Artefacts from the Neolithic period to late antiquity illustrate the diachronic desire of humans for the beautiful. Objects of everyday life record the continuous alterations and different facets of aesthetics in human diachrony.
While ancient Greek myths linked to beauty and archaeological findings that relate to clothing, hairstyles and beautification promise an aesthetic feast to the visitor.
During the exhibition, an array of experimental workshops will take place. Scientists, artists and artisans from Greece and abroad will explain to visitors approaches regarding weaving techniques of the Neolithic period, garments of the Aegean world in the second millennium B.C., such as Mycenaean costumes, colorfulness of ancient sculptures and the depiction of the beautiful through the ancient Greek music.
"Beauty is different for every civilization. There is something that connects them. In our planet, there are different cultures and 6,000 languages. In those languages, there is the word beauty which sounds differently," the museum's director noted.
The exhibition, which is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, forms the last part of the exhibition trilogy that was designed to mark the 150th anniversary of the National Archaeological Museum.