An­cient In­ven­tions

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The Her­ak­lei­don Mu­seum An­nex in cen­tral Athens presents “The Amaz­ing In­ven­tions of the An­cient Greeks,” an ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing items from the Mu­seum of An­cient Greek Tech­nol­ogy founded by Kostas Kot­sanas in Katakolo, in the Pelo­pon­nese. The dis­play fea­tures func­tional mod­els of some of the most ex­tra­or­di­nary an­cient Greek in­ven­tions, in­clud­ing Philo’s “robot-ser­vant” and Ae­neas’ hy­draulic tele­graph. The ex­hi­bi­tion has now been en­riched with two new ex­hibits: Heron’s Ro­tat­ing Chirp­ing Bird and his Magic Dance, as well as a se­ries of pho­to­graphs by An­thi Xe­naki on 6th-cen­tury BC tech­nol­ogy. To Jan­uary 10, 2016. Open­ing hours are Fri­days to Wed­nes­day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Her­ak­lei­don Mu­seum An­nex, 37 Apos­tolou Pavlou, Thi­seio, tel 210.346.1981, www.her­ak­lei­

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