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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

An advanced new diving suit will be worn by divers looking for more pieces of the Antikythera mechanism.

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Discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, the famous Antikythera device is thought to be an ancient analog computer that dates back more than 2,000 years. Its remarkable complexity for the time period has made it one of the most fascinating artifacts ever found.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:37 PM

If we find more complex machines dating back to that time period, what will that tell us about the advancement of ancient societies?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

Have to wonder how advanced ancient tech might have become had they developed a reliable a power source like electricity and discovered the electric motor. Each new discovery builds upon another, sometimes mankind is simply waiting for the puzzle pieces to fall into place before the next great leap in tech can take place. At the rate which knowledge is doubling, things are about to get even more amazing or a lot scarier over the next few decades, it just depends on whether wisdom is applied to the knowledge gained.

As for the device found on the shipwreck, have they not tried to copy (i.e. reverse engineer) it to determine its function and make a working mondel? If not perhaps that would be a good start.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

View PostSundew, on 06 June 2014 - 08:47 PM, said:

As for the device found on the shipwreck, have they not tried to copy (i.e. reverse engineer) it to determine its function and make a working mondel? If not perhaps that would be a good start.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 06 June 2014 - 09:01 PM, said:


Yes they have.There are no missing bits of the puzzle, but perhaps more mechanisms to be found


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:03 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 06 June 2014 - 09:31 PM, said:

Yes they have.There are no missing bits of the puzzle, but perhaps more mechanisms to be found

I was just showing the poster that there are indeed working models of the mechanism. Of course, there could be more of different ones.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

its an ancient fishing reel. anyone can see that


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:45 AM

View Postkeithisco, on 06 June 2014 - 09:31 PM, said:

Yes they have.There are no missing bits of the puzzle, but perhaps more mechanisms to be found

There are missing bits, that is what they are going to look for.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

Fascinating find! I really think we don't give our ancestors the credit they deserve sometimes. Be interesting to see the continuation of this story :yes:

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:08 AM

View PostRazer, on 07 June 2014 - 12:45 AM, said:

There are missing bits, that is what they are going to look for.

This is what they will be looking for:

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Scientists are optimistic that the site will yield a second device like the Antikythera Mechanism, currently the centrepiece of an exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens until June 29, while a preliminary survey last year showed a wealth of artefacts scattered over an area of about 50 metres by 10 metres, as well as a second unknown shipwreck next to the one already found.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:51 AM

View PostDark_Grey, on 06 June 2014 - 04:37 PM, said:

If we find more complex machines dating back to that time period, what will that tell us about the advancement of ancient societies?

It will tell us that people in the ancient world was just as clever as people today, unlike what the ancient alien crowd like to make us believe. :tu:

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

Would be so exciting if it was really extraterrestrial


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

View PostTheGreatBeliever, on 07 June 2014 - 03:26 PM, said:

Would be so exciting if it was really extraterrestrial

Why would aliens, who are capable of interstellar travel, build a mechanical astronomical device ?

This was most definately made by humans and, to me atleast, that makes it even more amazing.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:52 AM

View PostDark_Grey, on 06 June 2014 - 04:37 PM, said:

If we find more complex machines dating back to that time period, what will that tell us about the advancement of ancient societies?
If you want to be amazed about the technical prowess of ancient civilizations, read an actual history book.
They're a bit dry and don't reference aliens of magic, but the ancient had many clever mechanics and tools that paved the groundwork for modern technology.
  The Greeks had mechanized sets for their plays, which I've always thought was really interesting.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:55 AM

Well if the bluetooth is switched on then they should be easy to find! lol





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