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    Default The Antikythera Mechanism

    I find stuff like this fascinating!

    Originally discovered by divers in 1901, the Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analog computing device dated to at least as old as around 80 B.C., maybe older. Evidently of Greek origin, it's exact function(s) are still being studied but it's believed to have been used to compute the movement of stars and planets, predict solar and lunar eclipses, and being used to measure time.

    Couple of good links including a recent one in the NY Times. Those Greeks were pretty awesome!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/sc...alculator.html

    http://www.antikythera-mechanism.com/
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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing, EP.

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    Fascinating! Human remains found at site of the Mechanism. Video on link.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/2000-year-o...ews&yptr=yahoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    Fascinating! Human remains found at site of the Mechanism. Video on link.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/2000-year-o...ews&yptr=yahoo
    Maybe he'll know where the owners manual is. I'd love to see it and all the parts they've gathered over the years.

 

 

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