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Odysseus pot

AN1896-1908.G.249

The ancient Greeks depicted images of their everyday lives on pots and vases. Later by around 8th century BC they began to paint images of Greek myths and legends. The ancient Greeks used these pots for storage, drinking equipment, as vessels for personal hygiene, and also for rituals. These mythological paintings served as a great way to show new ideas, beliefs, and ways of thinking

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