The exhibition “Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom”, organised by the Science Museum with the support, among others, of The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, welcomed a total of 64,300 visitors.
The exhibition took visitors several millennia through time to explore how the ancient Greeks questioned, contemplated and debated the natural world.
Visitors had the opportunity to view rare and remarkable objects, most of which have never been seen before in the UK, and discover the latest scientific research into this ancient civilisation, revealing how curiosity and investigation were central to the ancient Greek understanding of the universe, as they are for scientists today.
The exhibition featured international loans from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens; Benaki Museum of Greek Culture; Musée du Louvre in Paris; Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna; the Nicolas and Alexis Kugel Collection; The Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Germany; Kunstsammlungen Antike der Ruhr-Universität Bochum; the Reading Museum; and the Science Museum Group Collection.
The exhibition formed part of the 21 in 21 initiative, the UK-Greece cultural programme marking the bicentenary of Greek Independence.