Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Jan 25, 2013 Full story: Global Voices Online 51

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 ... (more)

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Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#1 Jan 26, 2013
The Alarm Clock of Plato (the first wake-up mechanism in history)
Dejan

Kocani, Macedonia

#2 Jan 26, 2013
Time to wake up then. Plato = not paonkaka.
Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#3 Jan 26, 2013
Automatic Opening of the Temple Gates after sacrifice on its altar (the first building automation in history)

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#4 Jan 26, 2013
The Antikythera Mechanism!!!
A calendar computer from 80 BC!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1006146...

Time to go back to your cave dejanako, slavako.
Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#5 Jan 26, 2013
The “Static” Automatic Theatre of Heron of Alexandria (the first “cinema” in history)
Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#6 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
Time to wake up then. Plato = not paonkaka.
Dejanako
slavako = no Makedonian ;)))
Miss Macedonia

Athens, Greece

#7 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
Time to wake up then. Plato = not paonkaka.
Are you jealous?
If you wanna see real museums come to Greece!

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#8 Jan 26, 2013
The most recent method, devised by Cleoxenus and Democleitus and perfected by myself, is quite definite and capable of dispatching with accuracy every kind of urgent message, but in practice it requires care and exact attention. It is as follows: We take the alphabet and divide it into five parts, each consisting of five letters. There is one letter less in the last division, but it makes no practical difference. Each of the two parties who are about to signal to each other must now get ready five tablets and write one division of the alphabet on each tablet, and then come to an agreement that the man who is going to signal is in the first place to raise two torches and wait until the other replies by doing the same. This is for the purpose of conveying to each other that they are both at attention. These torches having been lowered, the dispatcher of the message will now raise the first set of torches on the left side indicating which tablet is to be consulted, i.e., one torch if it is the first, two if it is the second, and so on. Next he will raise the second set on the right on the same principle to indicate what letter of the tablet the receiver should write down ... Upon their separating after coming to this understanding each of them must first have on the spot a ``viewing tube'' with two cylinders, so that with the one he can observe the space on the right of the man who is going to signal back and with the other that on the left. The tablets must be set straight up in order next the tubes, and there must be a screen before both spaces, as well the right as the left, ten feet in length and of the height of a man so that by this means the torches may be seen distinctly when raised and disappear when lowered. When all has been thus got ready on both sides, if the signaler wants to convey, for instance, that a hundred of the soldiers have deserted to the enemy, he must first of all choose words which will convey what he means in the smallest number of letters, e.g., instead of the above ``Cretans a hundred deserted us,'' for thus the letters are less than one half in number, but the same sense is conveyed. Having jotted this down on a writing-tablet he will communicate it by the torches as follows: The first letter is kappa. This being in the second division is on tablet number two, and, therefore, he must raise two torches on the left, so that the receiver may know that he has to consult the second tablet. He will now raise five torches on the right, to indicate that it is kappa, this being the fifth letter in the second division, and the receiver of the signal will note this down on his writing tablet. The dispatcher will then raise four torches on the left as rho belongs to the fourth division, and then two on the right, rho being the second letter in this division. The receiver writes down rho and so forth. This device enables any news to be definitely conveyed ... Many torches, of course, are required as the signal for each letter is a double one. But if all is properly prepared for the purpose, what is required can be done whichever system we follow. Those engaged in the work must have had proper practice, so that when it comes to putting it in action they may communicate with each other without the possibility of a mistake ... In offering these observations I am acting up to the promise I originally made at the outset of this work. For I stated that in our time all arts and sciences have so much advanced that knowledge of most of them may be said to have been reduced to a system. This is, then, one of the most useful parts of a history properly written.

The system was accurate but tedious. It can be considered in principle as an optical telegraph.
!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Communication.h...
Dejan

Kocani, Macedonia

#9 Jan 26, 2013
Miss Macedonia wrote:
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Are you jealous?
If you wanna see real museums come to Greece!
No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#10 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
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No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Plato
Skopians are ancient fake

Hausmannstatten, Austria

#11 Jan 26, 2013
Quran and Islam about the Greek king Alexander

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#12 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
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No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.
Plato was born around the year 428 BCE in Athens. His father died while Plato was young, and his mother remarried to Pyrilampes, in whose house Plato would grow up. Plato's birth name was Aristocles
.......... Plato was in military service from 409 BC to 404 BC

http://www.egs.edu/library/plato/biography/

Any questions Dejanako, slavako???

“Makedonia is in Greece ”

Since: Jan 12

Macedonia is in Greece

#13 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
<quoted text>
No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.
so what was he ? a FYROmonkeydonski ???

We are the oldest nation in the planet but we don't make TV spots or stupid slogans for it!
And yes, "Only the sun is older than Macedonia" but even the American nation is older than the Monkeydonian tribe!

-The treaties of San Stefano (1878), London (1913), Versailles (1919), the Congress of Berlin (1878) and others; all of which dealt with the Macedonian question, made no reference even to small group declaring themselves as "ethnic Macedonians", only Bulgarians, Serbs, Greeks, Muslims and other minorities.
- No "Makedonski race".

-Richard von Mach - Der Machtbereich des bulgarischen Exarchats in der Türkei. Leinz Tcherkasky ethnographie 1877
– NO "Makedonski race".

-Official Turkish Statistic Ethnicity of Macedonia Philippopoli 1881
- NO "Makedonski race".

-Prof. G. Wiegland - Die Nationalen Bestrebungen der Balkansvölker. Leipzig 1898
-NO "makedonski race"

-Vassil Kantcheff - Macedonia Ethnicity and Statistic - 1900
- NO "Makedonski race".

-Turkish census of Hilmi Pasha for Thessaloniki, Monastiri, Scopje 1904
- NO "Makedonski race".

-Journal "Le Temps" Paris 1905
- NO "Makedonski" race

-Turkish census of Hilmi Pasha for the European Ottoman provinces 1906.
- NO "Makedonski race".

-Leipzig - Neuchatel, 1906
- No "Makedonski race".

-Italian, Amadore Virgili, 1907 in "La questiona roma rumeliota"
- NO “Makedonski race”

-Leon Dominian - The frontiers of Language and Nationality in Europe. Published for the American Geographical Society of New York 1917
– NO "Makedonski race".

1926 - The League of Nations (forerunner to UN set up after WWI) NEVER mentions any Macedonian race/ ethnicity.

WHERE THE F@CK WERE YOU????
WHERE WERE YOU "MAKEDONSKI" ANCESTORS????
WERE THEY HIDDING??
FYROM, 20 years old with identity crisis !!

“Macedonian, therefore Greek”

Since: Apr 07

Lychnidos, occupied Macedonia

#14 Jan 26, 2013
Dejan wrote:
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No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.
He said he was Greek.

How do you call him ?
samostojna MK

Canberra, Australia

#15 Jan 26, 2013
Skopians are ancient fake wrote:
Quran and Islam about the Greek king Alexander
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1Qm13uuxHPMXX
Skopjans would be ancient fake if they be of one nationality.
But they are of many as in Greece. Only in E.of Macedonia exists
multi culural democracy, which is used by people like you,Greeks and other religious political and fanatics, for durther destruction of once mighty nation the Macedonians.
All because even in antiquity Macedonians wanted to save the world, but were stoped by evil. Thats you people out there who call
Macedonians other name but what they are and clame to be.
Its you lot who is destroing the world from inside.
But the forces from outside, wait for you idiots to bind in destroying your self. Then those who once ruled this planet can get rid of stupidity. The truth hasn't bin yet exposed.
And the clock is tiking.
The ancients are observing humanity's roting ways, and
wait. If and when the end comes, it depends of you, the madnes of greed and desire of possesing all that you do not understand, but
want to use for self endolgance.
Alexander died to young, because he to, wanted to posses the altimate power. As foe Greeks? they did not exist, so stop pushing the agenda of Greeknes.

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#16 Jan 26, 2013
Opws panta h/o samosomething asxeti/os me to thema))))))))
Opws leei kai o filos mas o Sarizalong "Skopjen intelligence"!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#17 Jan 26, 2013
The word Heliocentric is derived from the Greek words “helios,” or sun and “kentron,” or centre. Heliocentrism existed as an alternate to geocentrism, which claimed that the Earth was at the centre of the universe. The notion that the Earth revolved around the Sun was first proposed by the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos in the 3rd Century BC

http://suite101.com/article/the-heliocentric-...

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#18 Jan 26, 2013
Sea Mines

The Greeks developed the first sea mine in the seventh century BC. A hellish discovery credited to Callinicus its formula is lost to history, but may have contained sulphur, naphtha and nitre. The Greeks filled barrels with their fomular and set them on fire, tide or current would move them toward an enemy ship and upon contact set the vessel on fire. Interestingly, this first sea mine could also be used as a land-based or ship-based weapon. The Greeks learned that they could use a device called the "Petrary or Petad," a type of early catapult. They would light the "Greek Fire" and launch it from a ship or from land to hit targets on land or at sea. The flaming barrels must have struck fear in enemies

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/InventionsS.htm

Since: Oct 12

Athens, Greece

#19 Jan 26, 2013
Steam Gun of Archimedes
The mechanism is described by Francisco Petrarch (1304 -1374) in his work remediis utriusque fortunae and Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519) had a knowledge about this device probably from a manuscript of Archimedes. Da Vinci named this invention Architronito in honour of Archimedes. He produced only drawings of the steam gun. Ioannis Sakas , a Greek expert of the work of Archimedes used this information to build the steam gun and to test the device in 12.5.1981. A vessel was heated and when it reached 400 degrees Celsius 6 g of water was enough to produce in 10 seconds steam that expanding could throw a tennis ball size stone 50 meters. The reconstructed Archimedes steam gun by Sakas was only 1/5 the size of the original. A Greek newspaper reported 3 days later about the result of the experiment of Sakas. From another Greek website the numbers which are given for the original is that it was able to shoot a 23 kg stone in 1100 meters and it was invented by Archimedes probably around 213 BC http://www.ellinikiestia.gr/PTYXES/antechn/at...

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/InventionsS.htm
Miss Macedonia

Greece

#21 Jan 27, 2013
Dejan wrote:
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No, all I say is to call Plato greek is an insult for him.
Plato was very proud Greek and he considered as big shame the people who live like the parasites as you live for thousands years from your homeland Asia until now in our homeland Macedonia!
Whole world agrees with Plato when it reads about your slavoskopian lies,propaganda,crimes and mafia;)

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