The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck. However, its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later. The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts of similar complexity and workmanship did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks were built in Europe. modern reconstruction at…
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The Antikythera Mechanism, 1st Century BCE. This machine has the oldest known complex gear mechanism and is sometimes called the first known analog computer, although the quality of its manufacture suggests that it may have had a number of undiscovered predecessors during the Hellenistic Period. It appears to be constructed upon theories of astronomy and mathematics developed by Greek astronomers and is estimated to have been made around 100 BC
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Antikythera Mechanism. The device dates back to over 2000 years (200 BC). It was found in 1900 by sponge divers, off the coast of Greece. The box was shipped to the Athens museum where about half a century later it was X-Rayed, and found to contain a very sophisticated alignment of wheels, within.
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