The world has been going through unprecedented times with a global pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued call to creatives, urging them to help spread awareness.
"You have the power to change the world. The UN needs your help to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The United Nations (UN) needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms" the Talent House website states.
So we responded in the only way we know how: Advice from artifacts! Check out our series below and see what you need to do to stay healthy.
"Clean surfaces frequently. Stay Healthy." —Athena Statue (İzmir Museum)
A smart piece of advice comes from Athena, the wise goddess of the ancient period. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), individuals can be infected by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching their faces. For this reason, it is of great importance that we follow the word of the goddess Athena and clean the surfaces frequently, to overcome the pandemic as soon as possible.
"Stay in touch. Stay Healthy." —Sitting Woman Statue (Museum of Troy)
This advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic period comes from the Sitting Woman Statue from the Museum of Troy. Due to the pandemic, we may not be able to leave the house and meet our loved ones face to face. But we shouldn't forget that the possibilities of technology are at our fingertips. It is possible for us to make our voices heard by making use of many social media platforms, and to meet with our loved ones through video calls. During the pandemic, which we will overcome by keeping our morale high, it is best to follow the advice of the Sitting Woman Statue and keep in touch with our loved ones.
"Keep your distance. Stay Healthy." —Midas Statue, Moon Goddess Selene Statue (Afyon Museum, Antalya Museum)
The rate at which Covid-19 spreads depends on how closely people spend time together. Unfortunately, we have to stay away from each other for a while to prevent the spread of the disease. King Midas from the Afyon Museum and the Moon Goddess Selena from the Antalya Museum remind us of this precaution. Don't forget this advice, and applying it according to the current social distancing rules of your country. We need to make these little sacrifices today so that we can come together once again at crowded events.
"Don't be bored. Read a book. Stay Healthy." —Attis Statue (Hierapolis Archaeology Museum)
The advice of the Phrygian god Attis comes for those who are bored of staying at home during the pandemic. In this period, one of the easiest and best thing we can do to protect our mental health is to read a book. By taking advantage of the time spent home to stop the spread of Covid-19, we can expand our knowledge. Reading a book can allow us to derive a small benefit from this situation that affects all humanity.
"Eat well. Stay Healthy." —Child Holding Nuts Stele (Zeugma Mosaic Museum)
The owner of this advice is the Child Holding Nuts Stele from the Zeugma Mosaic Museum. Experts state that the strength of our immune system is of great importance in our fight against Covid-19. The way to have a strong immune system is through a balanced and healthy diet. For this reason, we need to pay more attention to what we eat in order not to get sick during the pandemic period and to be beneficial to society by preventing the further spread of the disease.