Antikythera shipwreck in Washington
A part of the findings of the Antikythera Shipwreck will be exhibited in the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington after its renovation in 2016.
The Antikythera wreck is a shipwreck from the 2nd quarter of the 1st century BC. It was discovered by sponge divers off Point Glyphadia on the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900. The wreck manifested numerous statues, coins and other artifacts dating back to the 4th century BC, as well as the severely corroded remnants of a device that is called the world’s oldest known analog computer, the Antikythera mechanism.
Speaking to the U.S. capital, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Panos Panagiotopoulos, with the Director of the National Gallery of Art, agreed to expose a part of the findings of the Antikythera shipwreck. In June, executives of the Ministry of Culture, under the general secretary, Lina Mendoni, will travel to Washington to discuss the details.
The ambition is that this exhibition will be the first to welcome the American and international audience in the West Wing of the National Gallery in Washington after its renovation in 2016.
«Cultural extroversion is is a basic pillar of our policy, because it builds a new image of the country internationally. Showcases the cultural heritage, but also our national laws, giving answers to ridiculous ahistorical propaganda, such as that of Skopje. And it helps to attract visitors from around the world. The cultural heritage is our identity.» noted P.Panagitopoulos.