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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

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Anthony North: In the early years of the 20th century an artifact was recovered from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. Dated to about 80BC, it was considered a mere artifact. However in 1971 research on the Antikythera Mechanism showed it to have an intricate arrangement of gears, dials and graded plates.

One theory is that it was a computing device to work out the movement of the Sun and planets.

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