Oxford Museum Hosts Special Event About Ancient Greece

Ashmolean Museum of Art and ArchaeologyThe Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the world’s first university museum situated on Beaumont Street in Oxford, UK, opened its doors on Wednesday to young visitors, offering them the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the majesty of the ancient Greek world.

The museum, whose first building was erected in 1678–1683 to host the cabinet of curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave to the University of Oxford in 1677, organized a two-day special event in which children became familiar with the significant role of ancient Greece to the evolution of Western civilization and democracy.

During the event, young visitors also learned about the first Olympic Games that were held in Greece, while they were urged to create their own laurel wreaths, similar to those offered to victors of poetic and athletic competitions.