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Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus


Curated by Dimitrios Pandermalis, president of the Acropolis Museum and director of the excavations at Dion since 1973, Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus offers public access to Dion’s daily, cultural, and religious life. These works, never before seen in the USA, are a selection from the thousands of artifacts that have been unearthed at the site in the course of forty years of systematic and scientific archaeological excavation. Images and videos of the city’s ruins and natural landscapes will immerse the visitor in the natural backdrop of the artifacts, and bring the ancient city of Dion to life. The exhibition is accompanied by public programs for all ages and interests.

Visit Us, Open on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30

Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 9 pm: late nights beginning Thursday, March 31/16
Sundays: The exhibition is open to the public 11 am to 5 pm: April 17, May 15, June 5 (Family Sundays at Onassis)
Tours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm
School and Group tours: 212-486-4448




For full exhibition and public program details:

Gods and Mortals season news release


Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, city of Zeus




Exhibition Introduction

by Dr. Dimitrios Pandermalis,
President of the Acropolis Museum, Athens and Director of Excavations at Dion on Mount Olympus





Dr. Pandermalis at Dion-Video





Exhibition Images

Statue of an Eagle
2nd century AD, Marble
H. 25 in; W. 13.6 in; D. 5.9 in (H. 63.5 cm; W. 34.5 cm; D. 15 cm)

ΜΔ 7816, Photo © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports—Archaeological Receipts Fund. Courtesy of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria and the Dion Excavations.




Statue of Aphrodite
150-100 BC, Marble
H. 44.5 in; W. 18.9 in; D. 14.2 in (H. 113 cm; W. 48 cm; D. 36 cm)

ΜΔ 4 and ΜΔ 383, Photo © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports—Archaeological Receipts Fund. Courtesy of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria and the Dion Excavations.




Statue of a Philosopher
2nd century AD, Marble
H. 33.9 in; W. 13.8 in; D. 21.3 in (H 86 cm; W. 35 cm; D. 54 cm)

ΜΔ 5882, Photo © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports—Archaeological Receipts Fund. Courtesy of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria and the Dion Excavations.




Mosaic Panel with Theatrical Mask of Silenus
Late 2nd–early 3rd century AD
Stone tesserae
H. 28.7 in; W. 28.7 in (H. 73 cm; W. 73 cm)

ΜΔ 8994, Photo © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports—Archaeological Receipts Fund. Courtesy of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria and the Dion Excavations.




The exhibition Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus is organized by the Onassis Foundation (USA) and the Dion Excavations, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria.


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