Astarte. La dea dai mille volti.


Wednesday 9 March 2022 at 5.00 pm, at the Museum of the Near East Egypt and the Mediterranean, the exhibition "Astarte. The goddess with a thousand faces" will be inaugurated.

The exhibition tells the origins and iconographies of the divinity Astarte, goddess of a thousand faces linked to the areas of fertility, fecundity, eros, revenge and war as evidenced in the art and in the descriptions of the sources of the ancient Near East and of the classical world. The exhibition itinerary, through the collections of the Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean, from Cyprus and Malta, Sicily and Sardinia, will start from the most ancient Inanna of the Sumerians, and then continue with the Semitic Ishtar, the Phoenician Astarte, the Egyptians Hathor, Isis and Sekhmet, the Hittite / Khurrian Khepat, the Hellenistic Atargatis, up to Aphrodite, Venus.

The exhibition will remain open until June 4th. For more information, you can send an email to

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