Asterix Comics 50th Anniversary Celebration At Volos Archaeological Museum

The French comics series Asterix the Gaul is pretty famous in Greece, both for adults and kids. People in charge for the Archaeological Museum of Volos came up with an interesting idea: to celebrate the 50th birthday of the beloved comics character through an interesting temporary exhibition.

Beginning Saturday April 28, the Museum will be full of fans of the Asterix comics book, enjoying a trip to the Gaul village of Obelix and bard Cacofonix. The rebel Gauls will be depicted in their small village, occupied by the Romans.

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki collaborated with the French Institute and the publishing company Mammoth in order to plan the exhibition in Greece.

Asterix and his friends are going to welcome visitors of the museum. Statues of them will serve as guides to the exhibits, while the footprints of Asterix will lead visitors to other rooms of the museum.

Thirty-four frontpages of the comics’ volumes will be portrayed in the Archaeological Museum of Volos. There will also be a big toy in the middle of the museum waiting for youngsters to explore it!