A requiem for the horror and atrocity of the Trojan War
In the summer of 1961, during the digging of a well, a pleasant surprise was unearthed:
An ancient jar was found, created around 670 B.C. It was 1.5 m. tall,covered with impressive releif decorations and became known as the “Pithos of Mykonos” . This ancient jar is the most important of its era, depicting 19 successive and distinct illustrations of the fall of Troy. The jar bears evidence for the most symbolic genocide in history, the destrucion of the Trojan generation, the slaughter of their children and the seizing of their women.
On the occasion of the Pithos of Mykonos and the discovery of the stone made, shieldcarrying warriors in Eleutherna, Crete, an exhibition will be held in the Art Gallery of Mykonos from the 22nd of July until the 11th of September. The exhibition includes two movies, based on threedimensional models of Pithos of Mykonos as well as the stone soldiers of Eleutherna and vase copies by Thomas Katsigianis, a vase painter. At the same time, there will be projections of excerpts of Euripides’ tragedy “Troades” directed by Michalis Kakogiannis. After the opening, at 21:30, on the 22nd of July, at Cine Manto Mykonos, a ceremony will take place in honor to Homer.
Place of the exhibition
Dimotiki Pinakothiki Mykonou – Mykonos
Daily: 11:00 to 14:00 & 19:00 to 23:00
There is free entrance to the public at all events