The Museum of Cycladic Art (www.cycladic.gr) is a unique Greek Museum as it shows:
1. The legendary figurines (between 3000 and 1500 years BC) that is the world known marble statues found all over the Cyclades complex of islands in the Aegean sea.
2. In detail how sculpture, pottery, glass forming was done in the Historical ages in the Greek peninsula.
3. archaeological findings at Cyprus island.
4. there is a special floor where everyday life scenes are projected on the walls combined with true findings of household little things, or kitchen ware, or even weapons and warfare.
This time, the Museum held a special periodical exhibition under the name of "Princesses of the Mediterranean in the dawn of History".
The Museum selected 24 burial findings of "important" women of their time from Greece, Cyprus. Southern Italy and Etruria dated between 1000 and 500 BC.
The exhibits are garments and jewllery artefacts, grave gifts and objects according to funeral customs.
It is absolutely astonishing to find out that even at 1000BC women in the Mediterraean basin had their position as priestesses (or even high priestesses) in the rituals at temples! On the other hand, even today the position of women is so inferior to men's in many places on earth.
The most impressive and rich finding is the lady of Aigai in Greek Macedonia. Macedonian gold mines supplied all gold needed at that time for the wealthy ladies of this area. The lady of Aigai is believed that is actually Amynda's wife (a Macedonian emperor), offred to him by the Persians before they invaded Greece (just before Alexander's times).
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