Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig - Exhibition - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig


The grant supports the special exhibition The Sunken Treasure – The Antikythera Shipwreck. In cooperation with the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the “Antikythera Mechanism Research Project” by Hublot SA, the exhibition highlights the recovery of the wreck, objects from the ship, its crew and the passengers, the reconstruction of the ship’s voyage and the history of the interdisciplinary study of the Antikythera Mechanism, the earliest preserved portable astronomical bronze calculator. 

The Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, founded in 1961, is the only Swiss Museum devoted exclusively to the ancient Mediterranean cultures. Its permanent collections consist mainly of Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman artworks, thus covering a time-period from the 4th millennium B.C. to the 6th century A.D.