The Office of Information and Education of the Acropolis Restoration Service in collaboration with the Acropolis Museum and the National Documentation Centre invite younger and older online visitors to explore the Parthenon frieze in a playful and creative way. Two new educational games are available in English and Greek language on parthenonfrieze.gr/en/games.
Through the game “The Colours of the Frieze” (parthenonfrieze.gr/en/games/colours) you become an ancient painter. You can select among three friezeblocks the one you want to paint and then you choose your favourite colours from the palette at the bottom of the screen. The frieze comes to life through numerous colour versions on your screen while at the same time you learn about the block you are colouring.
The “God, Man, Animal” game (parthenonfrieze.gr/en/games/figures) helps you get familiar with the diversity of the figures depicted on the frieze. It is a memory game that practices your observation skills. While at first glance the figures look very similar, there are details that make them stand out, such as their body posture, facial expressions and head movement. Mortals and gods, athletes and horsemen, officials and priests, men, women and children, horses and animals, are all depicted in perfect harmony!
At the same time, printable educational resources for use both at home and in the classroom are available for the two games. Colouring pages with drawings of the friezeblocks, a game of joining together the printed pieces of a friezeblock in order to reassemble it in its actual size for artistic processing by students as well as a board game where each team participates with its pawn in the Panathenaic procession complete the digital experience with educational activities for children and parents, students and teachers.
The application is presented in the 87th Tessaloniki Interantional Trade Fair in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture kiosk.