THE ATTIC BLACK SHOP
EXCAVATION AND CONSERVATION KITS

The THETIS’ excavation and conservation kits combine hours of fun with an opportunity to learn about ancient Greek society and history such as “Ostracism” in Athenian Democracy, Greek mythology and the prehistoric Mycenaean world. Simple instructions, safe materials and tools, smart packaging.
 
''Mycenaean''Excavation and conservation kit ''Ostrakon'' Excavation kit ''Gods and Heroes'' Excavation/Conservation/Puzzle kit

“Mycenaean”
Excavation and conservation kit

Find a unique Mycenaean figurine or a kid’s drinking cup and add it to your collection.
The kit contains fragments of a Mycenaean figurine or a of Mycenaean kid’s drinking cup, a faience bead and random sea shells embedded (buried) in a mixture of gypsum, clay and sand. It also contains a safe wooden digging tool, a small toothbrush, hobby glue and a protective dust mask as well as instructions and information material on the Mycenaean civilization.

“Ostrakon”
Excavation kit

Find a unique pottery fragment (ostrakon in greek) and learn about ostracism in ancient Athens.
Contains a fragment from an Attic black glazed pot engraved with the name of famous Athenian statesman (Aristides, Themistocles, Kimon, Pericles) and sea shells embedded (buried) in a mixture of gypsum, clay and sand. It also contains a safe wooden digging tool, a small toothbrush and a protective dust mask as well as instructions and information material on Ostracism in ancient Athens.
In Greece the OSTRAKON kit is often used in the context of the primary school 4th grade lesson on “Democracy in ancient Athens”.

Gods and Heroes
Excavation/Conservation/Puzzle kit

Dig, find, mount and display the sherds of a black figured plaque inspired from representations of mythological scenes in Ancient Greek Vases. Can you guess the figure depicted?
Athena emerging from Zeus’ head; Achilles ambushing Troilus, son of Priamos; Heracles fighting the Lernaean Hydra; Theseus and the Minotaur; Odysseus and his men blinding the cyclops Polyphemus.
Contains fragments of a black figured pinax, other sherds and sea shells buried in a mixture of gypsum, clay and sand. It also contains a safe wooden digging tool, a small toothbrush, and a protective dust mask for excavation; a magnetic plate with self adhesive tape to mount the puzzle, a cardboard mount as well as instructions and information material on the object discovered.

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