Rhodes A Greek Island and Gateway to the East

Rhodes, une île grecque aux portes de l’Orient

Palais Royal , Paris, 75001
Admission: EUR 12 (entry to Louvre Museum, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 10/02/2015
Opening Times
Monday: 0900 - 1800
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 0900 - 2145
Thursday: 0900 - 1800
Friday: 0900 - 2145
Saturday: 0900 - 1800
Sunday: 0900 - 1800
Closed 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.
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World famous for the now-gone Colossus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—and the Knights of Saint John in the Middle Ages, Rhodes was a pivotal trading hub between the Aegean and the East since ancient times.

The artworks brought to this exhibition essentially from the museums of Rhodes and Copenhagen, as well as the Louvre and the British Museum, recall the exceptional richness of Rhodian archeology between the 14th and 6th centuries BC (from the Bronze Age to the Archaic period). It portrays the early and uninterrupted history of excavations by French, English, Danish, Italian and Greek archaeologists.

The exhibition highlights the cultural mix of Rhodes, a land of trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. It also provides an opportunity to rediscover the Orientalist nature of Rhodian art through some of its most spectacular productions, particularly its gold and silver works, unique to Greece, and its faience with ties to Egypt and the Levant.

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