Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens

HI-TECH INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

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Where: Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
When: November and December 2019
Why Go: Discover contributions made to technology by the ancient Greeks

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is the newest museum opening in Athens, founded by Kostas Kotsanas, that represents cutting edge technology from ancient Greece. This permanent exhibition space features hundreds of objects and fully-functioning replicas made by Kotsanas, using the same methods and materials as the originals.

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens Objects

Housed in a historic Art Nouveau building, which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I, guests will have the unique opportunity to explore a relatively unknown aspect of ancient Greek culture through the inaugural exhibition “Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks “. Highlights include, Plato’s hydraulic alarm clock and a working replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest known analogue computer.

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens Antikythera

Replica Inventions: The Tetrantas of Hipparchus and the Anti-Kythera Mechanism.

Exhibits are accompanied by rich audio-visual material in Greek and English. The museum’s shop allows visitors to purchase handmade models of the exhibits made by the museum founder’s son, Marios Kotsanas including, the Antikythera Mechanism, the portable clock notebook of Parmenion, the fourth quadrant of the Hipparchus, ancient Greek ships, toys and musical instruments.

The museum is a non-profit organization.

 

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