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This time in Hellenic Social we speak to archaeologist Dr. Sarah Murray, experiment with an ancient chicken dinner recipe, invite you to an intimate journey of cultural awakening with our CEO John Tatoulis, investigate the shifting political landscape in Greece following the end of the Greek Civil War, and uncover some of the secrets of the Pyramids of Giza with our Argonauts Kids Club. 
Dr. Sarah Murray is a Classical Archaeologist specializing in Early Greece. Her primary research focus is the collapse of the Mycenaean and Minoan Civilizations at the end of the Late Bronze Age, the ensuing aftermath, and the transformation of ancient Greek society. She took some time out so peak to us about the joys of archaeology, her current research, and the importance of interrogating historical assumptions. 

Have you ever wondered about what people in ancient Greece and Rome ate for dinner? Or what it would have tasted like compared to what we enjoy today?  Then you are in luck! our team has recreated a recipe from Apicius' ancient Roman cookbook, and then tasted it - so you don't have to. 

The Hellenic Museum invites you to join us for an exploration and celebration of the impact of Greek music through a period of transformational upheaval. The Museum's CEO John Tatoulis will be your host for the evening. He will present a personal narrative interwoven with an eclectic compilation of songs from two separate Greek music movements, the Political Song and the Greek New Wave of the 1960s and '70s.

This informative video from the Benaki Museum traces the shifting political landscape in Greece following the end of the Greek Civil War, to the first Andreas Papandreou Government (1950-1981). This was a time of extraordinary political and social upheaval which has no parallel in other European countries. 

Image: March 1972, From the tour of Mikis Theodorakis in Australia, Petros Pandis Archives - The Hellenic Parliament Foundation

This week with our Argonauts Kids Club we journey to the Great Pyramids of Egypt which hold many wonderful mysteries. Many of these are related to stars and space. Some Egyptologists believe that the Pyramids of Giza reflect the Duat (the heavenly kingdom of the gods and the afterlife) on earth. There is a theory that the three Pyramids of Giza align with the positions of the three main stars in the constellation Orion. Join us as we discover more about these extraordinary tombs. 


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