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The Hays Museum of Greek Kleos presents its first ever exhibit: a comprehensive view of Ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period. The artifacts displayed are arranged chronologically by time period to guide you through the different ages.

This artifact is a hammered bronze Bowl with Cypro-Minoan inscription dating from the Late Bronze Age (1200-1050 BCE). It was found in Cyprus, but the artist is unkown. This bowl illustrates the extent and depth of the influence that different cultures had on each other and the possiblility of a religious prescence in Late Bronze Age Greece.
This artifact is a Mycenaean Female Figurine (Psi-type) dating from the Late Bronze Age (1300-1150 BCE). It was found in Crete, but the artist is unknown. This figurine is an example of the exchange of ideas between Mycenean and Minoan culture as well as the importance placed on religion in the Mycenaean culture
This artifact is an Attic Geometric skyphos dating from the Late Dark Age (745-730 BCE). It was found in Athens, and was probably made in an Athenian workshop. This skyphos symbolizes Greece's emergence from the Dark Age as well as the influence Ancient Greek culture still holds today.
This artifact is a silver stater dating from 600-490 BCE, in the Archaic Period. It was found in Naxos, an island in the Cyclades, however the artist is unknown. The stater demonstrates the rise of nationalism and the identiy of the polis in the Archaic Period.
This artifact is a Storage Jar with Achilles and Ajax Gaming dating from about 510 BCE. It is attributed to the Leagros Group which was active in Attic Greece between 525 and 500 BCE. The storage jar relates the upcoming war of the Greeks with the Persians to the Ancient Trojan War where Greece triumphed over its Trojan enemies with the guidance of Athena.
This artifact is a sculpture of the Goddess Athena seated on a rock dating from around 410 BCE. It was found in the Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis, but the artist is unknown. This statue serves as an example of the Athenians' goal to advertise their power and militaristic might on public monuments.
This artifact is a gold stater (Greek coin) with the laureated head of the God Apollo on one side and on the other, a two-horse chariot with the inscription "Philippoy" on it dating from 323-315 BCE. This stater illustrates the downfall of Greece at the end of the Classical Period as Philip II takes power and inserts himself into Greek history.
This artifact is a Capitoline Gaul dating from 100-199 CE, but is a copy of a group of sculptures commissioned by Attalus I in the Hellenistic Period after he defeated the Gauls. This statue illustrates how even the cultures that conquered the Ancient Greeks still looked to them for inspiration.
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