The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

USA and Canada

1 February, 2014 — 1 October, 2016

“THE GREEKS: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” exhibition spanned over 5,000 years of Greek history and culture and took visitors in Canada and US on an exceptional and fascinating journey back to the origins of the cradle of Western civilization, its heritage and the traces it has left in the hearts and minds of the Greek people. More than 500 priceless artifacts from 21 Greek museums, co-ordinated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports travelled to North America for two years.

The Ambient Intelligence Programme of FORTH-ICS was invited to participate in the largest exhibition on Ancient Greece ever produced in North America, with two (2) interactive systems.

  • Macrographia Touch, a version of Macrographia adapted for a touch screen, is a system that presents a fresco depicting a royal hunt wall-painting, from the tomp of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, found in Vergina. The fresco is analysed part-by-part depending on the selection of each visitor through a mutlitouch screen. When a user selects a specific section of the image, more detailed information combined with a better reconstruction of the fresco appears.
  • B(w)reath is an interactive system that presents a golden wreath. The system utilizes a microphone for user interaction. When someone blows into the microphone the wreath starts to shake and the sound of the wind is heard. The shaking speed and the volume of the wind depend on how hard one blows.


December 12, 2014 to April 26, 2015
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Exhibition)
June 5, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Canadian Museum of History, Quebec (Exhibition)
November 26, 2015 to April 17, 2016
The Field Museum, Chicago, USA (Exhibition)
June 1, 2016 to October 9, 2016
National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC, USA (Exhibition)