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Ancient Greek 'Hi Tech'
« on: Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 @ 12:32:22 »
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.