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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    this part rotated around a vertical iron axle the myle remained still The axle passed through the onos at its central opening and rested in the hollow at the center of the convex myle From the hole at the center of the myle we know the diameter of the axle 0 03 m Grain to be ground was passed through the perforated opening the eye at the center of the onos To prevent the seeds scattering outside the mill a shallow funnel was worked into the top surface of the onos its walls sloping slightly in towards the hole The rotary motion was facilitated by a wooden or metal handle set vertically in the special slot socket at the periphery of the onos No traces of lead are preserved in the socket However the small opening on the top surface of the onos exactly above the socket for securing the handle would doubtless have served to receive the lead when poured Coarse stone was employed for the construction of querns as the rough surface of the material increased friction and thus facilitated grinding Despite the disparity of views among scholars concerning when the rotary quern was introduced into the Greek world it seems to have been in general use before the Late Hellenistic period It had many advantages over the earlier heavier Olynthus type hand mill Rotary hand mills were small portable easy to use and cheap to construct For this reason they were widely used by all social classes Furthermore the possibility to adjust the distance between the concave onos and convex myle permitted complete control in the grinding of products from coarser to finer grained Hand mills are not a common find in shipwrecks Very rarely were they shipped as a commercial product the Isla Pedrosa shipwreck off

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    s wide sailing range All the silver issues are cistophoric tetradrachms and belong to the same group thus comprising a hoard Thirty two tetradrachms issued between 104 and 67 BC come from the mint at Pergamon The other four are from the Ephesos mint and are dated between 94 93 or 89 88 and 82 81 or 77 76 BC The name cistophori was owed to their obverse where a sacred chest mystic basket Lat cista mystica a woven cylindrical basket known from Dionysian worship was depicted within a wreath of ivy On the reverse two serpents are depicted entwined around a gorytus a case for bow and arrows one of Hercules weapons This particular iconography is connected with the special place held by the cult of Dionysus in Pergamon and the tracing of the origins of the Pergamene rulers back to Hercules Cistophori were issued in the name of a number of cities in Asia Minor and there seems to have been some central issuing authority under Attalid control They were 25 lighter than the Attic tetradrachms and were imposed as equal in value in the Attalid kingdom For this reason cistophoric coins did not circulate in other regions since they would not have been accepted at their nominal value but only according to their weight The coin hoard from the Antikythera shipwreck presents the unique feature of being the only hoard discovered to date that consists exlusively of cistophori whether Attalid or Roman issues and to have been found outside Asia Minor The hoard of cistophori offers the most secure dating indication for the shipwreck as far as numismatics is concerned The group was probably closed prior to 60 BC although one should not rule out the possibility that the group was formed a little later The discovery

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    middle of the 2nd c BC and ceased to be produced in 2nd c AD It reached the peak of its dissemination around the mid 1st c BC at the time when the ship sank off the Antikythera coast This kind of red slipped ceramic ware was produced in huge quantities and was widely circulating particularly across the eastern Mediterranean mainly along the Syropalestinian coast Cyprus Asia Minor Cyclades and in smaller numbers in mainland Greece and Italian peninsula The red slipped pottery from the Antikythera shipwreck is most probably part of the output of a Syropalestinian workshop It has been suggested that these vases decorated with the distinctive combination of red slipped coating and stamped decoration emulate tableware of precious metals and that coincide with the rhosica vasa mentioned by the Roman orator and politician Cicero 1st c BC and the rhosic crockery used by the queen Cleopatra of Egypt as stated by the alexandrian grammaticus Athenaeus of Naucratis 2nd c AD They were given this name after the city of Rhosus a major export harbour for neighbouring Antioch situated on the south coast of the Gulf of Issus Sailing to Italy the Antikythera ship carried along with the

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    13 5 31 8 2013 Απευθυνόταν σε παιδιά ηλικίας 8 έως 12 χρονών προσφέροντάς τους την ευκαιρία για μια καλοκαιρινή δημιουργική απασχόληση Σκοπός του ήταν να εξοικειωθούν τα παιδιά με την τέχνη του αρχαίου ψηφιδωτού να μάθουν τον τρόπο κατασκευής του και τη χρήση του αλλά και να συλλέξουν πληροφορίες για τα διακοσμητικά του θέματα Για την επίτευξη του παραπάνω σκοπού χρησιμοποιήθηκαν εποπτικό υλικό αντίγραφα ψηφιδωτών έργων πολύχρωμες μαρμάρινες γυάλινες

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/education/families02_13-gr.html (2016-02-09)
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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    υλικό Επετειακά Προγράμματα Προγράμματα Σαββατοκύριακου Προγράμματα Σχολικών διακοπών Εκδηλώσεις A A Προγράμματα Σχολικών διακοπών Δείτε τα Προγράμματα Σχολικών διακοπών κατά έτος 2013 2014 Κατά τη διάρκεια των θερινών διακοπών του 2014 διεξάγονται τα δύο νέα σχολικά εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα του μουσείου

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    περιοδική έκθεση του Μουσείου Το Ναυάγιο των Αντικυθήρων Το πλοίο οι θησαυροί ο Μηχανισμός Ο Καραγιόζης Ναυαγός με ολόκληρη την παρέα του παλιά και νέα ονειρεύεται ότι ανακαλύπτει το ναυάγιο των Αντικυθήρων το 2014 και ότι ψαρεύει τον περίφημο Μηχανισμό τον πρώτο υπολογιστή της ανθρωπότητας Ο Χαρίδημος δημιούργησε μια νέα ιστορία με πρωτότυπες φιγούρες και εκπαιδευτικό χαρακτήρα Ο Καραγκιόζης ως Ναυαγός αγαπά την ιστορία σέβεται τον ελληνικό πολιτισμό και είναι

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Cypriot Antiquities Chronological Table General Neolithic Antiquities Cycladic Antiquities Antiquities of Thera Mycenaean Antiquities A A Back 5922 Clay spherical vase with polychrome decoration Dimini Magnesia Late Neolithic or Final Neolithic 5300 3300 BC This most perfect example of the Polychrome Style which was prevalent in the Late Neolithic period is unique on account of its form and decoration The spiral motive prevails in the centre of the field framed

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Flash Player Prehistoric Antiquities Sculpture Metalwork Vases and Minor Arts Egyptian Antiquities Cypriot Antiquities Chronological Table General Neolithic Antiquities Cycladic Antiquities Antiquities of Thera Mycenaean Antiquities A A Back 6004 Stone plaque of steatite possibly pendant Dimini Magnesia Late or Final Neolithic period 5300 3300 BC On both sides is depicted a human figure in a contracted position by means of incisions Stone plaque of steatite possibly pendant Dimini Magnesia

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