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Transport yourself to ancient Greece and Rome with over 160 treasures from one of the most celebrated collections in the world. As one of only two stops in North America, Olympus is Manitoba's first major exhibition of classical antiquities in over half a century. On now until April 17.

Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin features marble statues and reliefs, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases, and jewellery dating from the seventh century BC to the second century AD, on loan from the prestigious Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Collection of Classical Antiquities of the National Museums in Berlin). Bringing to life two ancient civilizations, Olympus links directly to the heartbeat of modern culture, from architecture, language, and law to medicine, sport, and theatre. Come face to face with stunning representations of the Olympian gods: Zeus, Venus, Athena, and more.

The extraordinary works included in Olympus are drawn from three museums in Berlin: the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum), and the Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum).

National Museums in Berlin

  • Altes Museum
  • Neues Museum
  • Pergamonmuseum

Originating in the 17th century with the Electors of Brandenburg, Berlin's collection was built over three centuries and largely completed by 1900 after key archaeological excavations in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor at such sites as Olympia in 1845, Vulci in 1852, and Pergamon in 1878.

Learn about the fascinating worlds of ancient Greek and Roman art, mythology, and religion. Discover the 12 Olympian gods—the Dodekatheon—and their personalities, attributes, and characteristics. From the time of Homer and Hesiod, classical myths and legends remain a source of inspiration and discovery to this day. More than just magnificent works of art, Olympus reminds us that a society fuelled with the spirit of creativity can have an enlightening influence centuries later.