Come along on a guided and virtual tour of an exceptional selection of fifty exhibits of the museum of the ancient Greek technology (from the robot – servant of Philon to the “cinema” of Heron and from the hydraulic clock of Archimedes to the analog computer of Antikythera) covering the period from 2000 B.C up to the end of the ancient Greek world.
Discover that the technology of the ancient Greeks, just before the end of the ancient world, was shockingly similar to the beginning of our modern technology.
Explore this era when ownership for cutting edge technology was not claimed and become aware of how much (more than we think) the Western civilization owes to Greeks.
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BIOGRAPHY Konstantinos Kotsanas was born in 1963 in Aigeira, Achaia. He studied in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Patras where he graduated in 1986. Since 1991, he has been working as a permanent teacher in the Secondary Education (and since 2003, as Director at the Second Chance School in Pyrgos).
Since 1990, he has been occupied with the study of Ancient Greek Culture and particularly with research in the field of Ancient Greek Technology and the construction of models. A lot of his research, studies and reconstructions that concern Ancient Greek Technology have been presented at International Conferences and Exhibitions with exceptional success.
In 2005, he set up, at his own expense and with his personal exhibits, the exhibition of Ancient Greek Technology which is permanently housed at the homonymous museum of ancient Greek technology and museum of ancient Greek musical instruments and toys operating in Katakolo under the auspices of the municipality of Pyrgos, Greece, attracting both Greek and foreign visitors. He has realised several exhibitions with certain of the exhibits such as in a) in the exhibition centre of the Lanitis Foundation in Limassol, Cyprus under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Technological University and the Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, b) in the SPAP Conference Centre Z Department for Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Ancient Olympia with the support of the Ministry of Culture and c) the Conference Centre of the University of Patras with the support of the University and .the Prefecture of Achaia, d) the Municipal Market of Pyrgos (archaeological museum) under the auspices of the Prefecture of Ilia, etc.