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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-04-11

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 'Heracles to Alexander the Great' exhibition at Oxford
  • [02] Greek minister in China 

  • [01] 'Heracles to Alexander the Great' exhibition at Oxford

    (ANA-MPA) - A major exhibition entitled "Heracles to Alexander the Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy", is currently running at Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Britain's oldest museum.

    This major exhibition showcasse the treasures of Aegae, the royal capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon. (ANA-MPA)

    More than 500 extraordinary new discoveries from the royal tombs of Aegae are on display for the very first time at the Ashmolean. These magnificent objects trace the rise of power of the governing Temenids, descendants of mythical Heracles (Hercules) and the ruling dynasty of Alexander the Great, and focus on the roles of the kings and queens, and their immediate court, according to the museum. (ANA-MPA)

    Aegae was unknown before its discovery near the modern village of Vergina, in northern Greece, 30 years ago. Since then, excavations have revealed a startling wealth of objects, from intricately crafted gold jewellery to glass perfume bottles and clay busts. This exhibition will feature the reconstruction of four burial tombs, displaying the recent finds of gold and silver treasure for the first time anywhere in the world, the Ashmolean added.

    The main goal of the exhibition is to highlight the evolution of the Macedonian kingdom and the era of Alexander the Great.

    The exhibition is co-organised with theGreek ministry of culture and tourism and the 17th department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.

    The exhibition will run through Aug. 29. (Photo by ANA-MPA/STR)

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [02] Greek minister in China

    (ANA-MPA) -- Minister of State Haris Pamboukis on Monday began an official visit to China for talks with high-ranking state officials and business executives.

    Pamboukis began his official visit with a meeting in Beijing with COSCO president and managing director Capt. Wei Jiafou, followed by a meeting with the president of the China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association, Fan Chunyong.

    On Tuesday, the Greek minister is scheduled to meet with China's vice foreign minister for policy planning Zhang Zhijun, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) chairman Zhang Ping, Commerce vice-minister Jiang Yaoping, and China Investment Corp. president Lou Jiwai.

    On Wednesday he will have meetings with vice foreign minister for Europe Fu Ying, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) vice-chairwoman Huang Danhua, and China Development Bank chairman Jian Chaoliang, while on Thursday he will have talks with Chinese vice-premier Li Keqiang. (ANA-MPA)

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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