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Discover the music of Ancient Greece at this museum. Music was one of the three branches of education for the young people in Ancient Athens along with the letters and art, and all were protected by the Muses.

The museum has the most comprehensive exhibition of ancient Greek musical instruments. The exhibits are fully operational while the construction has been based on ancient Greek literature and angiographic images. Some of the instruments featured are: the monochord, the Helicon and the organisation of Pythagoras, in which the great philosopher studied music and scales and thus, demonstrated the relationship between mathematics and music, and which led to the design of the lyre of Mercury, the first stringed instrument with an amplifier made of tortoise shell and leather.

 

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