“There are other parts of the Antikythera Mechanism at the seabed”
A major exhibition about the Antikythera Mechanism wil be inaugurated on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, under the votive Greece-Russia Year 2016. The exhibition is entitled “The Antikythera Mechanism: the oldest Computer and oldest Mechanical Universe – 2nd century B.C.” and its main exhibit is a certified copy of the Mechanism made of brass in natural size (32x12x20 cm).
The exhibition, held under the auspices of the President of the Greek Republic, in cooperation with the Moscow State Museum of Architecture and the University of Athens’ Department of Physics – Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics. The exhibition will last until November 6, 2016.
In addition to the certified copy, there will also be other copies (one of the Mechanism that has four times the original size and some ancient astronomical instruments), interactive computer models, three-dimensional images as well as video and 21 placards related to the Antikythera Mechanism, the history of its discovery and of the study.
“It is a very important exhibition and it is an honour for us that it is held there, to a museum located in the city center, facing almost the Kremlin” said ANA-MPA Xenophon Mousas, Space Physics professor at the Athens University and scientific director of the exhibition.
“I think that the team of archaeologists that are in the site now will detect other parts of the Mechanism, as some time ago. The fact that recently they found a spear almost to the surface of the seabed, it means that the wreck was not looted and this is very important” he adds.