JEWISH MUSEUM OF GREECE / ATHENS
Stories Set in Stone: Jewish Inscriptions in GreeceThe Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) presents a new temporary exhibition, entitled “Stone Paths - Stories Set in Stone: Jewish Inscriptions in Greece”, which it is co-organizing and co-hosting with the Epigraphic Museum and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The exhibition is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office, from the Greek-German Fund for the Future.
The aim of the joint temporary exhibition is to highlight and showcase selected items of the historical and archaeological evidence of the Jews of Greece (mainly from the late 4th BCE to the 15th century). The information this evidence contains, allows us to reconstruct aspects of one of the oldest religious and cultural communities in Europe while it also reveals the multicultural past of the country. The exhibits are presented in thematic sections, which cover all aspects of the social, religious, political, and cultural life of the Jewish communities of late antiquity. The novel approach represented by this double presentation, lies in the exploration of the early settlement of the Jews in Greece not as an isolated historical event, but as an integral part of a broader historical, geographical, and chronological context.