Museum Secrets

Series 2 - 3. The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

It’s a nifty idea, using the world’s great museums as a hook for a magazine-like show linking disparate items. And in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens there are plenty of fascinating stories to tell. Such as the methods used by Heinrich Schliemann to uncover the golden treasure of Mycenae; or that the armour worn by Alexander the Great might have been made of linen. And exactly what was the purpose of the Antikythera mechanism, a piece of ancient technology raised from the seabed?

About this programme

3/8. Experts at the National Archaeological Museum of Greece try to unlock the mystery of the Antikythera mechanism, a 2,000-year-old scientific calculator used in astronomy.

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