Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, sign at entrance, Katakolon (Peloponnese, Greece). Photo by Drjwolfe, public domain.

Ever wondered how ancient temple gates would opened automatically after altar sacrifices?

Greek Reporter writes about the unique Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Katakolo, Peloponnese, founded in 2005 by engineer Kostas Kotsanas [el, en]. The museum showcases some 300 operating models of ancient Greek inventions covering the period from 2000 B.C. to 100 A.D.

The Museum is supported by visitors’ donations and entrance is free, while free tours are conducted in Greek, English and French. Follow the Museum on Facebook for photo collections and video presentations.


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