Face Masks Meet Ancient Greek Design

In keeping with the times, museum shops around the country will stock a new line of stylish face masks featuring ancient Greek designs.


The Greek Culture Ministry has launched a line of fabric face masks featuring designs inspired by Greece’s ancient cultural heritage

“The Covid-19 pandemic brought protective face masks into our lives,” the ministry said on its website. “No one can say with certainty how much longer we will need to wear them, but they needn’t have a clinical image.” 

Among the patterns featured are an impression of the Phaistos Disc – the famous fired-clay disc from the Minoan palace at Phaistos on Crete which is on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and a Proto-Byzantine mosaic floor from the Archaeological Museum at Delphi.

The masks cost 5 euros apiece and are available at museums and archaeological sites.

This article was first published on ekathimerini.com


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