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The Amazing Inventions of the Ancient Greeks
Until January 10
Through functional models of some of the most extraordinary inventions of antiquity, such as the “robot-servant” of Philo, the “hydraulic telegraph” of Aeneas, the astrolabe of Ptolemy and the “analog computer” of Antikythera, this thrilling exhibition at the Herakleidon Museum annex reveals that the technological achievements of the ancient Greeks just before the end of the ancient Greek world were shockingly similar to the origins of what we call “contemporary technology".

(37 Apostolou Pavlou Str, Thissio, tel. 2103461981, herakleidon-art.gr -Metro: Thissio)



Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods
Until January 10
On Samothrace, a relatively small island in the North Aegean, the rulers of the Hellenistic kingdoms honoured their devotion to the Great Gods by way of splendid buildings. But alongside the official worship, there began to emerge mystery cults, accessible only to insiders. Although practiced in compliance with absolute secrecy obligations, architectural parts, sculptures, vases, figurines and inscriptions found at the shrine of Samothrace are now presented at the Acropolis Museum, opening a window into the occult past. (12 Dionysiou Areopagitou Str, tel. 2109000900, www.theacropolismuseum.gr - Metro: Acropoli)