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About the exhibition
The Getty Museum presents an unusual exhibition. “Sheol. Imagining the afterlife ”.

How did the ancient Greeks imagine life after death? The kingdom of Hades, the god of the underworld, was traditionally presented as a dull, joyless place. Yet some people believed that they could avoid such a fate and provide the best result for their souls.

This exhibition, organized around the monumental burial ship provided by the National Archaeological Museum in Naples and recently stored at Villa Getty, is an exhibition devoted to the study of the underworld in the arts of Greece and southern Italy. In addition to the myths about the famous villains and rulers of the dead, the objects presented underline the desire for a blessed existence after death.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration withNational Archaeological Museum of Naples - Laboratory of conservation and restoration.

Based on the materials of the official site Getty Museum.
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