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The Inventions and musical instruments of the Ancient Greeks

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  • From: 05/09/2015
  • To: 10/01/2016
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  • Production:ΔΕΘ-HELEXPO & Μουσείο Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Τεχνολογίας Κ. Κοτσανά
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Discover the “Most Important Inventions and the Musical Instruments of Ancient Greeks”

One of the most important theme parks in Thessaloniki, where throughout the tour, visitors have the opportunity to learn and to observe what they need to know about the achievements of a brilliant civilization, at all times.
Over a period of 4 months, about 180,000 people visited the exhibition that literally thrilled the visitors.

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology has presented numerous of reliable and functional imitations of the inventions of the ancient Greeks as it is world-wide, the most complete and the most reliable museum of its kind.
The exhibition, classified in modules, based on the modern educational concepts of Pedagogy and Museum Education, presents, regardless of school level, but also to individual visitors, in a very comprehensible and interesting way the greatness of ancient Greek thought and techniques.

The total of 80 objects hosted by the exhibition were constructed after thorough research and based on data and information drawn from texts that survived from antiquity.

Exhibits such as Robot’s servant, Filon’s servant, Heron’s cinema, Archimedes hydraulic clock, the famous analog computer of Antikythera from 2000 BC. until the end of the ancient Greek world, “came alive” in functional dummies in front of the eyes of the visitors.

But beyond technology and science, the ancient world was undoubtedly connected with art, dance and music. In every religious event, in everyday life, music was part of the entertainment.

The creativity of the ancient Greeks was also used to build musical instruments for entertainment and enjoyment. Dummies of some musical instruments of antiquity were hosted in the section of the musical instruments exhibition.
The well-known lyre, the (Dionysian) barbitos, the Apollo guitar, the Homeric form, the panther and many other musical instruments were just some of the exhibits.

The exhibition hosted at the Museum was: “The Most Important Inventions and Musical Instruments of Ancient Greeks”, by Mr. Kotsanas.

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