Rhodes, gateway to the East. The West of the East and the East of the West.
Rhodes, gateway of light, island of the god Helios, Apollo.
Rhodes, gateway of cultures and religions. Gateway of literature and art. Gateway of the history of the Aegean. The sea of civilisations, whose every wave washes ashore yet one more myth.
After 150 years, Rhodes, the lady of the Aegean, welcomes Rhodian treasures from the Louvre Museum back to her archaeological museum. A reunion that is both emotional and unique.
This initiative of the South Aegean Region comes at a difficult time for Greece. The transfer of the exhibition, ‘Rhodes, a Greek island at the gateway to the East’, confirms in the clearest possible manner that culture is the perpetual channel of our communication, the never-ending source of our wealth, the most precious legacy for the future generations, the unquestionable uniqueness of Greece.
The promotion of our history and multi-cultural past, along with the promotion of our islands on the international stage are priorities for the South Aegean Region.
The Aegean poet, Odysseus Elytis said, ‘The world is a hard place in which to live, but for a little pride it is worth it’, and we are proud of our islands, our past and our culture, before which, history itself stands in awe.
REGIONAL GOVERNOR OF THE SOUTH AEGEAN
A video dedicated to the exhibition: Rhodes, a Greek island at the gateway to the East, which will be hosted at the Rhodes Archaeological Museum from 11th July to 15th November 2015.
A video dedicated to the exhibition: Rhodes, a Greek island at the gateway to the East (Rhodes, une île grecque aux portes de l’Orient), which took place at the Louvre Museum from 10th November 2014 – 10th February 2015.