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On the occasion of the celebration of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821, PAN Art Connections, Inc. presents the exhibition: “THE NAVAL STRUGGLE OF THE GREEKS DURING THE REVOLUTION OF 1821”. This unique exhibition consists of 55 exhibits and national treasures dating from the Revolution of 1821 that belong to the collection of the Historical Archive-Museum of Hydra (HAMH), plus 20 handmade models representing ships that were used during the naval operations of 1821 from the collection of Mr.Dimitris Maras, Mechanical-Engineer M.Sc, Microshipbuilder. The Bicentennial of the Revolution of 1821, which also marks the founding of the Modern Greek State, is of highest historical importance to all Greeks around the world. The aim of the exhibition is its presentation in countries abroad, creating a unique opportunity to promote the contribution of the Greek Revolution to the history of Europe through its multi-thematic levels that will be of interest not only to Greek Diaspora, but to the global community as well.The old saying that “all roads lead to Rome” was most certainly true in the days of Imperial Rome. Although the origins of Rome began with a small village of huts near the banks of the Tiber River in the 8th century BCE, it was during the era of Imperial Rome, from 27 BCE to about the mid 3rd century, that Rome as the dominant political, economic and military power of the western civilized world, also achieved its utmost cultural impact affirmed throughout the larger sphere of Roman influence. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest imperial powers ever, at the height of its might, the vast Roman Empire encompassed England in the north, all of continental Europe west of the Rhine and south of the Danube, most of Asia west of the Euphrates, the coastal areas of Northern Africa and all the Mediterranean islands. This exhibition, Imperial Rome, has been conceived with the conviction that visual messages contained within artifacts is the best way to explore a past civilization and create a deeper understanding of the period. The exhibition intends to illustrate various important aspects of Roman culture, both public and private, as well as Roman artistic expression, during the days of grandeur that was Imperial Rome.The travelling exhibition includes 20 handmade models coming from a collection of over 150. Each model is constructed after extensive research and paying attention to every detail, even to the wood used during each historic period. The history of navigation in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas is a fascinating narrative of sea voyages, shipbuilding accomplishments, dissemination of ideas and technological development. This exhibition is a presentation of the history of shipbuilding and seafaring, from antiquity to modern times and is presented through 35 beautifully handmade and historically accurate ship models. The models were constructed by Mr. Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and model shipbuilder who turned his hobby into a full-time passion. He has studied the naval architectural history of the Greek world, searching old records for details about both the designs and the methods of construction. His model vessels, all hand made in the wood used during each historical period, vary in size from 1 ½ ft. to 6 ft. and are exact replicas to the smallest detail. Mr. Maras’ attention to detail extends even to the parts of his ships that are hidden to the viewer. The size and exceptional quality of these models help the viewer to better understand the evolution of shipbuilding among the people of the Mediterranean, from antiquity to the mid-20th century, through an imaginary voyage in time.An epic tale of extraordinary determination and military might, of a quest for world domination and a period of unprecedented social, cultural and religious transformation. This is the story of one of the largest continuous land empires ever known and the powerful Mongol Khans that shaped it. This blockbuster exhibition is the most comprehensive introduction to Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire ever presented internationally. Reaching beyond the often-told tales of the life of Genghis Khan, the exhibition expands the story of the Mongols to reveal a remarkable history which spans from the ancient nomadic origins of the Mongol tribe to beyond the fall of the Yuan dynasty in 1368. Through a fascinating selection of treasures drawn from international collections, the exhibition travels through the extraordinary achievements and legacy of the Great Mongol Khans, exploring how Genghis and his successors united the warring tribes of the steppes and went on to control a vast empire which, at its height, stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe.
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