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The temporary exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum was dedicated to the shipwreck discovered off the islet of Antikythera. Almost all of the finds are presented in their context for the first time.

378 ancient works of art and coins from the collections of the National Archaeological Museum and the Numismatic Museum and parts of the ship itself from the Ephorate for Underwater Archaeology, highlight the great importance and wealth of its cargo as well as the knowledge of ancient shipbuilding and navigation. Official correspondence and photographs from the Directorate for the National Archive of Monuments of the Ministry for Culture, demonstrate the enthralling story of the discovery and recovery of the shipwreck, the first worldwide underwater expedition.
Bronze and marble sculpture, luxurious glass vessels and golden jewellery, a large amount of pottery and parts of bronze couches formed part of its cargo. Amongst these the famous “Antikythera Mechanism”, the earliest preserved portable astronomical calculator, still contributes an enormous amount to
our knowledge of Ancient Greek technology and astronomy.

Φωτογραφία/Photography:  Θάνος Καρτσόγλου / Thanos Kartsoglou / Seagull Works | VR Realization:  Δημήτρης Λιάτσος / Dimitris Liatsos / www.integra.gr
Φωτογραφίες Αρχικής Σελίδας/Homepage Photographs: Κώστας Ξενικάκης / Kostas Xenikakis
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