The Greeks are coming to Chicago! Well, plenty of Greek people are already in Chicago (just look at the fantastic restaurants lining Halsted Street in Greektown and elsewhere), but the Field Museum is taking us back — way back — with its new exhibit: The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.
The new exhibit opens to the public November 26th and will run through April 17th. During that time, visitors will see 5,000 years of Greek culture with pieces from 21 museums throughout Greece. More than 500 unique artifacts like pieces found in the tomb of Phillip II (Alexander the Great’s father), a sacrificial funeral pyre described by Homer in the Iliad and engraved pottery. The exhibit stretches from 6000 B.C. through the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. If this exhibit sparks your interest and you need more, the National Hellenic Museum in Greektown will also host programs and events at its location.