“Voyage”: Seafaring and shipbuilding in Greece by imaginary travel in time

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“Voyage”: Seafaring and shipbuilding in Greece by imaginary travel in timeThe Herakleidon Museum presents the history of Greek maritime voyages

The Herakleidon Museum presents the history of Greek maritime voyages, achievements in naval architecture, exchange of ideas and technological developments, presented through about 40 handmade wooden models of Greek ships, which date from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century.

The exhibition also includes navigational instruments as well as a life scale replica of the Antikythera mechanism. Maps, video projections, explanatory drawings by the archaeologist Yiannis Nakas, and other material further complement the exhibition.

The goal of the exhibition is to present to the visitors, in a coherent and comprehensible manner, the history of Greek seafaring and shipbuilding, giving them a chance to take a mental trip back in time to discover the close and timeless relationship of the Greek people with the sea.

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