Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Following the completion of the first phase of the underwater excavation in Antikythera, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation will host an event to present the findings of the excavation to the public on December 10, 2014.

An international team of scientists organized and implemented the "Return to Antikythera" Project in September and October 2014, headed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, with the support of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation” and other significant institutions.

The event will be broadcast via live streaming on the Foundation’s website. The Foundation’s primary objective is the national and worldwide advancement of Greek culture as well as the research in History and Greek Maritime Heritage, Tradition and Merchant Navy.
  • Return to Antikythera Project
From 15 September to 15 October 2014 (video), scientists and archeologists from all over the world met in Antikythera, in an effort to salvage from the deep items that belong to the famous ancient ship wreck. Findings from the Antikythera shipwreck (50-60 B.C.) - among which is the Antikythera Mechanism, the first known analogue computer - have made the ancient wreck the focus of interest of the international community.