[Ansteorra] Museum exhibits in Houston thru July

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Fri May 11 16:00:36 PDT 2007

There are a few museum exhibits of SCA interest in Houston some may want to check out: 

Museum of Fine Arts: 
Arms and Armor from the Ancient World   
On view through July 29, 2007   
"This exhibition features a dazzling array of bronze helmets, a complete suit of hoplite armor,
parade masks, weapons, a military diploma, and a marble relief depicting gladiator warfare. These
are the beautiful yet fearsome arms which transformed soldiers into warriors of superhuman
appearance, and forged the great empires of Greece and Rome more than 2,000 years ago." 

Museum of Nat'l Science: 
Imperial Rome
February 23 - July 29, 2007
Explore the magnificence of Imperial Rome during its reign as the dominant political, economic and
military power of the western civilized world. Take a glimpse into life during the Roman Empire
from 27 BC to the middle of the third century AD as you encounter objects related to elaborate
banquets, Roman baths, religious beliefs, public ceremonies, successful trade systems and powerful
emperors.  Hundreds of artifacts, including ancient ceramics, terracottas, portraits, reliefs,
sarcophagi, urns, jewelry, and bronze and marble statues, reveal the brilliance of Roman art and
culture while showcasing the Roman influences still prevalent in modern society.  

Enjoy, Hillary

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