Greeks in Italy (Room 73)

Trade and the search for raw materials, especially metals, first brought the ancient Greeks to southern Italy and Sicily. Sometimes this led to permanently settled outposts and eventually important colonies.

These colonies were organised as independent city-states and brought Greek language, writing, arts, craftsmanship and religion to Italy.

A wide range of objects on display in Room 73, including pottery, jewellery and coins, demonstrate the many connections between Greece and her colonies.