Priceless Ancient Treasures Leave Greece for First Time

May 26, 2016 - Get an inside look at the largest collection of ancient Greek treasures ever to visit North America, The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander. Nat Geo Archaeology Fellow Fredrik Hiebert tells the story of these legendary artifacts of gold, marble and bronze from thousands of years of royalty, heroes and warriors. Still image credits: Relief of the “Youth Crowning Himself” © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Lekythos Depicting Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Cycladic Figurine © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Female Figurine © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Male Figurine © Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
Funerary Mask © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
“Frying Pan” © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Tripartite Shrine © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Votive Kouros © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Linear B Tablet © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
“Mask of Agamemnon” (Replica) © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Votive Kouros © Archaeological Museum of Thebes
Lekythos Depicting Ajax Carrying the Body of Achilles © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Tragedy Mask © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Relief of the “Youth Crowning Himself” © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Votive Relief Offered to Asklepios © National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Warrior’s Helmet and Death Mask © Archaeological Museum of Pella
Gorgon Head from the Cuirass of Philip II © Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina
Gold Myrtle Crown © Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina
Diadem of Philip II © Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina
Alexander as the God Pan © Archaeological Museum of Pella