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Examining the Antikythera mechanism

Posted on Tuesday, 27 March, 2007 | Comment icon 4 comments


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"There 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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Comment icon #1 Posted by STIX on 27 March, 2007, 14:55
wow that is really really cool
Comment icon #2 Posted by Harriet Reed on 28 March, 2007, 9:01
Could it be an elabourate hoax? It sounds a little unlikely to me, but does anyone know anything else about it?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Thozzman on 28 March, 2007, 11:22
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.
Comment icon #4 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 March, 2007, 14:14
Isn't the Antikythera Mechanism dubbed as the world's oldest computer?


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