Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Antikythera Artifacts on Display

An exhibition on the Antikythera shipwreck is being held in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum until April 28, 2013. The ship, which had been full of valuables and art headed for Italy, sank south of the Pelopannese peninsula some time between 60 and 50 BC. Excavations were done in 1900-01 and again in 1976 and all of the antiquities are on display. A highlight is the "Antikyther mechanisam" which calculated astronomical positions.

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