An exhibition of ancient Chinese science and technology commenced at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens; which is opposite the Acropolis, on Thursday.
The “Ancient Chinese Science and Technology” exhibition is held in the context of the 2017 Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Culture Industry Cooperation, under the support of: the Greek ministries of culture, education and foreign affairs; the Chinese Culture Ministry; the Chinese embassy in Greece; and the Greek-Chinese Chamber.
“It is an honor and encouragement for cultural and technological exchanges between our two friendly countries,” Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli said, addressing the opening ceremony.
Referring to the “Belt and Road Initiative”, the General Director of China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing, Yin Hao said that the exhibition will enhance the mutual understanding of the two nations.
“The cooperation between China and other countries does not only focus on business and economy, but also on the field of culture and science,” he said.
From September 23 until April 29, 2018, visitors of the Herakleidon Museum near the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, will have the opportunity to admire 90 exhibits from the China Science and Technology Museum.
Under the agreement of the two museums, from this November up until the spring of 2018, the China Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) in Beijing will host the exhibition “EUREKA”, Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks”, organized by the Herakleidon Museum in collaboration with the Association for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology.
After China, the EUREKA exhibition will be hosted at Herakleidon Museum, for the people in Greece to see.
The current exhibition at Herakleidon museum will introduce to the Greek public some of the remarkable technological achievements of the Chinese civilization covering nearly all disciplinary fields, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geoscience, biology, agricultural science, medical science, pharmacy and engineering technology.
Through models visitors will have the chance to get acquainted with pioneering Chinese inventions, such as the first seismograph, ancient farming tools and much more.