Ecoweek: Exhibition opening for the Aegina Mosaic
The inauguration of the exhibition on the Aegina Mosaic – belonging to an ancient synagogue of the 4th century AD, was a great success.
The event was organized in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and Islands of the Ministry of Culture and Sport and under the auspices of the Municipality of Aegina.
The exhibition will remain open until August 24 and will be open to the public during the opening hours of the Archaeological Museum of Cologne in Aegina.
The mosaic of Aegina belonged to an ancient synagogue of the 4th century AD and was discovered in the 19th century near the Crypt Port. It was later moved to the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Cologne, where it is today exhibited as the Avra Hotel was built in the early 1960s.
It is a very important monument to the story of the Jewish presence in Greece – a Greek-speaking community living in Greece since antiquity. It is also an important monument to the island of Aegina, which can also contribute to stimulating tourism and boosting the local economy with its preservation, protection and promotion.
ECOWEEK is an international non-governmental non-profit organization with the mission and passion to raise awareness on environmental issues, Climate Change and to promote the principles of social and environmental sustainability. First established in Greece in 2005, ECOWEEK is active in 17 countries. ECOWEEK NET has a network of students and young professionals in 56 countries.
ECOWEEK design workshops led by architects and designers, train graduate students in transforming places and making a difference for communities, through interventions in public spaces.