As part of the programme of the Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation of Cultural Industries of Greece and China, the Herakleidon Museum will present the exhibition “EUREKA – Science, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks”, at the China Museum of Science and Technology (CMST), in Beijing, from October 2017 through March 2018.
Photo: Odometer of Hero (1 cent. AD) / Herakleidon Museum
The exhibition “EUREKA – Science, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks” will present, for the first time, at the CMST in Beijing the most representative of the ancient Greek technological accomplishments in areas such as shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, communications, building, the arts, through original models and visual material.
Significant among the exhibits will be the operational reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism, thrice the size of the original, made of plexiglas, bronze and aluminum, which will be constructed for the Herakleidon Museum, in collaboration with the research team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the scientific supervision of professors Dr Kyriakos Efstathios and Dr John Seiradakis.
In addition, the exhibition will include two reproductions of historical ancient Greek shipwrecks, courtesy of the Museum of Navigation and Marine Arts of the Aegean and the Municipality of Samos.