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Examining the Antikythera mechanism

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:56 AM

user posted image rThere may be nothing new under the sun after all. It's been more than two millennia since a large ship went down off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera, and more than a century since a sponge diver discovered the ship's valuable cargo, which included bronze and marble statues, pottery, and glass and silver vases.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

wow that is really really cool

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:01 AM

Could it be an elabourate hoax? It sounds a little unlikely to me, but does anyone know anything else about it? huh.gif

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 11:22 AM

There was a program on the Discovery channel about this a few nights ago. It's (according to some scientists) a device used to measure the time for different events i.e. planting seasons for particular crops, the vernal equinox, summer and winter solstice and so forth.
It's quite a piece of complex machinery.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:14 PM

Isn't the Antikythera Mechanism dubbed as the world's oldest computer?

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