Antikythera artifacts

This item appears on page 68 of the July 2012 issue.

An exhibition on the Antikythera shipwreck is being held in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum (44 Patission St., Athens 10682, Greece; phone +30 210 8217724) until April 28, 2013.

The ship, full of art and valuables bound for Italy, sank south of the Peloponnese peninsula between 60 and 50 BC. All antiquities from the 1900-01 and 1976 excavations are on display, including the “Antikythera mechanism” that calculated astronomical positions, plus photographs, films and exhibits on the rise of trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. €7 ($9).