The Centre of History and Science “GRAMMI.org” is a new initiative that aims at turning, through its activities, the visit to Corinth to an unforgettable experience.
The Centre’s aim is to offer opportunities to visitors to experience, in an innovative, exciting, and interactive way, the importance of Corinth’s history and the scientific and technological achievements connected with it.
With the lead of history the scientific achievements are unfolded as they were developed in Corinthia.
The 6km Project
From the ancient diolkos … to the Corinth Canal
Ηistory & Science Route
Αuthentic Experiences connecting ancient diolkos to Corinth Canal
Construction of the Corinth Canal
- The program concerns groups of 10-50 people and is offered in both Greek and
English, as well as other languages with the help of specialized translators.
- Τhe timing of the program can be tailored to the time available for each group (45’÷90΄)
Discovering the “GRAMMI.org”
Through a timeline and an exciting journey to the past with the use of rich and scientifically valid material:
• video animation
the centre brings the visitor in contact with the ancient diolkos, the Hexamilion Wall, and the attempts of digging a canal through the isthmus, as well as with the sciences involved (mechanics, geology, physics, mathematics, philosophy).
Science & Technology
are used in an exciting way to connect the theoretical knowledge with the technical characteristics of one of the most important constructions worldwide.
3D experience …
Virtual flying through the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulfs, the ancient port of Lechaion, and the archaeological site at Isthmia.
Sandbox application …
Real time water flow simulation for the construction of Corinth Canal.
Physics experiments …
Moreover, through easy, pleasant, though enlightening, Physics experiments, visitors will be able to realise the extraordinary importance of the ancient diolkos – this pioneering technological achievement of the ancient Corinthians – for commercial and military purposes.
Visiting the permanent exhibition ‘Shipbuilding in ancient Greece’
Visitors will be able to see the wooden models of Greek ships from antiquity to modern times, some of which are closely connected with Corinth:
• the trireme
• the Athenian bireme
• the Byzantine dromon
are some of these models of this unique collection, handmade with every possible detail, copies of the original ships that get the visitors to a fascinating journey to Greek naval history.
Workshop of the ancient Corinthian doll (plagona)
Ancient Greeks possessed a great tradition of creating small terracotta figurines either for religious purposes or as toys.
The workshop is carried with the guidance of the director of theatrical and puppetry activities of our Centre.
The participants are either adults or children or entire families.
The Centre of History and Science "GRAMMI.org" is a new initiative that aims at turning, through its activities, the visit to Corinth to an unforgettable experience. The Centre’s aim is to offer opportunities to visitors to experience, in an innovative, exciting, and interactive way, the importance of Corinth’s history and the scientific and technological achievements connected with it. With... read more
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