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Ancient Greek 'Hi Tech'
« on: Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 @ 12:32:22 »
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Museum with Ancient Greek “High Tech” Inventions Opens in Athens

Achievements of ancient Greek technology can now be seen and admired in Athens at the “Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Kostas Kotsanas”, which opened its doors recently.

The museum is a labor of love of Kostas Kotsanas; an engineer from Patras who for more than three decades has studied and reproduced the impressive constructions of the ancient Greek mechanics of classical and Hellenistic period.

The works cover a wide range of mechanisms and instruments, from automations and time recording, to mapping, astronomy and encryption.

The exhibits used to be displayed at the first location of the museum in Katakolo, Peloponnese. Now they are housed in an exquisite, renovated  three-story art nouveau building in Kolonaki, central Athens.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/01/23/museum-with-ancient-greek-high-tech-inventions-opens-in-athens/



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Re: Ancient Greek 'Hi Tech'
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 @ 14:17:35 »
Quite amazing, ancient Greek inventions include the world's first known coin operated automatic vending machine, automatic doors and a rotational steam engine. And quite a bit more ancient Greek technology at kotsanas.com



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Re: Ancient Greek 'Hi Tech'
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 17 September, 2018 @ 16:01:32 »
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Grand Opening for Ancient Greek Technology Museum Kostas Kotsanas

An Athens museum casting the spotlight on ancient Greek technology, featuring over 300 exhibits or copies of ancient Greek devices and inventions, was inaugurated this week in the presence of government officials, academics, diplomats, artists and entrepreneurs.

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is located on 8 Pindarou St, and is open daily and on weekends from 9am to 5 pm, and 9am-8pm in June-September.

The museum is a non-profit organization and has never received state or private subsidies.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/09/14/grand-opening-ancient-greek-technology-museum-kostas-kotsanas