Old Town Geneva Spring Art Event

Published on April 20, 2016 by Hicham Aboutaam in Uncategorized

Each year in Geneva, Art en Vieille-Ville (AVV) brings together fifteen outstanding art and antiquities galleries and three institutions in Geneva’s Old Town. AVV, created in 2007, was established to highlight the charming Old Town of Geneva as an important art location. They organize two art openings each year, one in the spring and one..Read More

Athena: A Window Into the Hellenistic World

Published on October 12, 2015 by Hicham Aboutaam in Uncategorized

Religion and belief in the power of the Gods were part and parcel of life during the Hellenistic Period in Greece. The influence is captured in works like The Iliad and The Odyssey, both immensely popular in the Hellenic World. Homer depicts the gods as intimately involved in the lives of the people. They were..Read More

Warrior – Ancient Arms and Armor

Published on September 21, 2015 by Hicham Aboutaam in Uncategorized

War. To most of us war is something fought far away, fraught with danger but very far from the fabric of our being, from our daily lives. But in ancient societies, war was part of the very foundation of the culture. It declared who was in charge and who would remain so. And it made..Read More

Alexander the Great’s Victory at The Battle of the Granicus River

Published on September 10, 2015 by Hicham Aboutaam in Uncategorized

It was a fierce battle, as battles usually are, filled with blood, swords, clashes and the desire for victory. While Alexander the Great and his men fought for victory – they really fought for honor and their place in the Kingdom. The scene was near the famous site of Troy on the Granicus River. The..Read More