“The Antikythera Shipwreck – The Mechanism” Exhibition 6/4/2012 – 29/06/2014
“The Antikythera Shipwreck”
The Ship – The treasures – The Mechanism
National Archaeological Museum – Temporary Exhibition
A unique, once in a kind exhibition is presented at National Archaeological Museum. 378 exhibit items compose the puzzle and reveal the myth of the legendary Shipwreck of Antikythera. The recovery of its antiquities was the first underwater archaeological research globally. This exhibition presents all the antiquities for the first time.
The Shipwreck was spotted by sponge men from Simi island few miles away from Antikythera, a small island south of Peloponnese. The first phase of its recovery was made at 1900-1901. The second phase was at 1976 by Cousteau’s oceanographic “Calypso”
Antikythera Shipwreck enriched the scientific community globally with the famous and unique “Mechanism” of Antikythera, an important discovery for mathematics and astronomy science, or as many people call it the “ancient computer“.
The exhibition presents all 82 fragments of the “Mechanism” and a 3D movie.
Along with the antiquities visitors can watch a documentary about the history of the discovery, recovery and the methods used.
For more information: www.namuseum.gr