The Greek Association of Research on Ancient Greek and Byzantine Technology (ΕΔΑΒυΤ) is an urban non-profit scientific company, founded in order to cultivate scientific research and disseminate historical knowledge about the technological achievements of Ancient Greeks, including the Byzantine era.
This purpose is served with more than three hundred open meetings of the Society, where relevant scientific objects are presented and discussed, with the organization of at least 10 workshops and presentations of books and films related to ancient Greek technology, with more than 15 visits/tours for the public, with at least 13 operational models and large-scale models in Greece and abroad, with the organization of four International conferences specifically on ancient Greek technology, with systematic seminars to teachers and tutors on subjects of ancient Greek technology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, with the edition of three books with ancient technological objects.
The Museum Herakleidon was founded in 2004 by Mr and Mrs Firos and extends to two buildings in the historic district of Thissio, next to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. The first building is located at 16 Herakleidon str. and the second one 150 meters further, at 37 Ap. Pavlou str., one of the busiest pedestrian streets of Athens.
During the first decade of its operation, the museum focused on artistic activities and organized exhibitions with artworks of great artists such as M.C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Carol Wax, Constantine Xenakis, Adolf Luther, Francesco Scavullo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Sol LeWitt and others. At the same time, a plethora of cultural activities allowed visitors to explore the essence of each artist's perspective.