|This is just a video, but there are holograms used to recreate the functionality of the Antikythera Mechanism!|
|So many lagynoi! Aren't they great!?!|
But, my very favorite object in the entire exhibit is this little guy, who can't be more than a centimeter and a half tall, and most people probably never notice:
If you'll allow me to geek out for a few minutes: he's a glass pendent of a type found all over the eastern Mediterranean in the second and first centuries BCE, including Cyprus, Egypt, Delos, Dura-Europas (Syria), southern Russia and...Tel Anafa! See, there's one like him in the collection of glass beads and pendents which I studied way back in my Masters' degree days (one day, that publication will come out ::knocks on so much wood::
On my second visit, I caved and bought the 46 euro exhibition catalog. It has already given me immense joy, paging through the beautifully illustrated assemblage of objects narrowly dated to exactly the period in which I'm most interested. I have a feeling this is a book to which I will return again and again. Nothing makes academics happier than buying books, and I am a happy, happy academic right now.
|Here he is!|