An advanced new diving suit will be worn by divers looking for more pieces of the Antikythera mechanism.
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.
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.
There are missing bits, that is what they are going to look for.
This is what they will be looking for:
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.
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.