A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit the. moving exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Greek Technology. The theme of the exhibition is a presentation of the most important inventions of the ancient Greeks, an issue that drew my interest at first sight! With surprise I discovered through the exhibits that the Ancient Greeks thousands of years ago, before the copy right gained the importance it has today, had discovered so many useful things, that we believed they were discovered in recent years.
The visitor is astonished to find that many inventions of the ancient Greeks may be applicable even to our era. Some of these that impressed me are:
The stable automatic theater of Heron
(the "movie" of the ancient Greeks)
The city – a forerunner of today’s chess
The Mycenaean loom – the “web” of Penelope
The automated servant of Filonas – the first functional robot in history
The automated libation with a coin collector – the very first vending machine in history
The automated temple doors opening after a sacrifice on the altar – the first building automation ever!
I left the exhibition quite impressed. Despite the fact I'm a Greek myself, I was not aware of our ancient history in such depth and had no idea of these inventions. The exhibition of the Ancient Technology Museum of the "Most Important Inventions by ancient Greeks" is not touring just all around Greece but other countries as well. If your paths happen to cross, don't miss to visit it and get informed on all these new amazing things.
Official website: www.kotsanas.com
Note: I was lucky myself to visit this exhibition at the facilities of the International Fair of Thessaloniki