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Museum of the Ancient Greek Technology

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The museum is housed in a unique historic Art Nouveau building. It is not large in size but includes extremely interesting exhibits.

Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

About 300 operating models of incredible, for that time, discoveries. Tools and automations that today are taken for granted, were designed and built by Greek scientists and inventors the period from 2000 BC until the end of the ancient Greek world.

 Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

Τhe contribution of the ancient Greeks to the field of Philosophy and the Fine Arts is very well known. Nevertheless, science and complex technology were fields in which the Greeks were pioneers and innovative.

 Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

This museum demonstrates the ancient Greek technological marvel, from the robot - servant of Philon to the cinema of Heron. Moreover, sophisticated astronomical and precision measuring instruments, ingenious vending machines, sophisticated lifting mechanisms capable of constructing extremely tall structures with only minimal manpower, clocks and alarm clocks which operated automatically and continuously without human intervention, etc.

 Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

Kostas Kotsanas, creator of the museum, constructed the replicas through a 22 years of extensive research and study of the ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic literature, vase painting information and minimal relevant archeological finds. He proudly demonstrates the most comprehensive exhibition of its kind worldwide.
The exhibits are interactive and fully functional accompanied by rich audio-visual material (in Greek and English), such as explanatory labels and giant posters with a lot of information, detailed diagrams, photos and complete bibliographical references.

 Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

There are projecting stations with video and animation, as well as documentaries in which the exhibitor explains the function and the use of the mechanisms.
Museum guides have an auxiliary role and are inviting visitors to interact with the exhibit.

Beyond the e-shop there is a sale shop at the Museum with all the handmade items.

Museum Of Ancient Technology in Athens

Open daily and weekends from 09:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee: 5€
More info at the official website

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Pindarou 6, Athens
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