History museum in Brussels talks to children about the Europe the Phoenician princess

Europe owes its name to the ancient myth of the Phoenician princess Europa, who was abducted by the Greek God Zeus in the disguise of a bull and brought to Crete. In the Family Discovery Spaces the princess is joined by her brother Cadmus.

“We hope that this story about siblings will fascinate children,” says Bragard. “According to the myth, Cadmus is sent by his father on a rescue mission to find Europa. Although he fails in his mission he brings his knowledge of the Phoenician alphabet to the Greek world, leading to the development of the Greek alphabet.

Source: The Brussels Times – History museum in Brussels opens Family Discovery Spaces

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