Valerios Stais

Valerios Stais was a Greek archaeologist of the 19th century. He was born in 1857 in Kythera.

He studied medicine in Athens and later archaeology in Germany. He carried out excavations at Epidauros, in Thessaly, Antikythera, and elsewhere.

Excavation of 1890 by the Greek Archaeological Service under Valerios Stais.

In Antikythera, the world’s first marine archaeological excavation, he recognized the importance of an initially thought as an insignificant finding, and which was later named the Antikythera Mechanism.

Photo of Valerios Stais in diving suit in 1902.

That finding was very interesting and it was the first computational mechanism built around 1500 to 100 BC.

Valerios Stais published many studies and died in 1923.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

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