The Inauguration of “Idea… Ancient Greek Science and Technology” Exhibition at the BA

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Idea… Ancient Greek Science and Technology” on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. The exhibition was hosted by the BA Planetarium Science Center and the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum (NOESIS), and under the auspices of the Secretariat for Greeks Abroad (Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Moustafa Elfeki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates; Pope Theodore II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa; Professor Ioannis Chrysoulakis, the Secretary-General of Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Professor Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University; Professor Michael Sigalas, President of the Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum; and Professor Vassilios Koukousas, Director of the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice.

Dr. Elfeki was pleased to launch this remarkable exhibition at the BA, highlighting the deep historical relation between Egypt and Greece. He also underlined the Egyptians’ attachment to the Mediterranean and Greek civilizations, since the latter is regarded as the civilization of freedom and culture that has left a huge impact on humanity, from the Olympics to democracy.

Ambassador Nabila Makram stressed the fact that the BA is playing a role in strengthening the Greco-Egyptian relationships. She pointed out that Alexandria, which was established by Alexander the Great, had embraced the ancient Greek science and civilization, and had received many Greek people over the centuries, hence the launching of the initiative “Reviving the Roots” from Alexandria, sponsored by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

She also pointed out that the initiative that brings together Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus aims at working with the first generation of Greek and Cypriot Egyptians. She also noted that several visits to the archaeological sites in the three countries were organized for the second and third generations of Greek and Cypriot Egyptians, to show them that there is a common history uniting them.

The exhibition runs for three months; daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, except Fridays, Saturdays, and official holidays.

To view the tours schedule, please click here.


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