Amphipolis: "a Cosmopolitan Inhabitant in a Cosmopolitan Tomb"

December 29, 2014 3:49 PM

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She visited Montreal for the inauguration of the splendid exhibition, "The Greeks: Agamemnon tο Alexander the Great," that recently opened at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology, showcasing 543 artifacts covering 5000 years of Greek history. She is Dr. Lina Mendoni, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Culture of Greece, an individual who has presided over one of the country's most crucial ministries for over a decade. Perhaps the most knowledgeable person with respect to culture in Greece, including the numerous archaeological excavations and many ongoing cultural activities, she is a "power woman," closely monitoring the step-by-step progress of the exciting discovery at Amphipolis and overseeing her country's initiatives for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

While in Canada, Ms. Mendoni took some time to speak about the aforementioned exhibition and about current cultural developments in Greece.

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