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…

How do we know what people in earlier times knew? The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It is thouight to have been constructed in the or century BCE.

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

Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient, analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions thought to have been used by the Ancient Greeks.

1908 ~ Ploutarchou street in Kolonaki, Athens. Lycabettus Hill in the back, #solebike, #Athens, #e-bike tours

1908 ~ Ploutarchou street in Kolonaki, Athens. Lycabettus Hill in the back…

1922; The western portico of the Parthenon, a temple situated on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece. Photograph by Fred Boissonnas.

hellasinhabitants: 1922 The western portico of the Parthenon, a temple situated on the Athenian Acropolis, Hellas. Photograph by Fred Boissonnas.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Από πάνω: Γιάννης Ρίτσος, Οδυσσέας Ελύτης, Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, Μάνος Κατράκης From top: Giannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Katrakis.

4 great Greek Men (from left): actor Manos Katrakis, composer Mikis Theodorakis, poet Yiannis Ritsos and poet Odysseas Elytis

Thission, Athens - c.1854 (photo by James Robertson)

Thission, Athens - (photo by James Robertson) also known as the Temple of Hephaestus

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.

Antikythera Mechanism

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Διαφήμιση της πολύ παλιάς Αθήνας....... Διαφήμιση στην Πλατεία Συντάγματος ...#solebike, #Athens, #e-bike tours

Water clock, Athens - c.1880s

Tower of the winds, Athens - The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece"

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, 1941-44: Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

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