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Posted by satyrikon στο 4 Αυγούστου, 2008

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project  Fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer built by the Greeks around 80 B.C. It was found on a shipwreck by sponge divers in 1900, and its exact function still eludes scholars to this day.

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project Fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer built by the Greeks around 80 B.C. It was found on a shipwreck by sponge divers in 1900, and its exact function still eludes scholars to this day.

Secrets of Antikythera Mechanism,

world’s oldest calculating machine,

revealed

By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

30/07/2008

The secrets of the worlds oldest calculating machine are revealed today, showing that it had dials to mark the timing of eclipses and the Olympic games.

Η ΣΥΝΕΧΕΙΑ ΕΔΩ

Workings of Ancient ‘Computer’ Deciphered

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

July 31, 2008

After a closer examination of the Antikythera Mechanism, a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

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Was ancient Greek ‘calculator’ used to teach astronomy?

30 July 2008

Jo Marchant

INSCRIPTIONS on a mysterious 2000-year-old clockwork device suggest that the artefact was inspired by earlier devices made by the great Greek mathematician Archimedes.

The so-called «Antikythera mechanism» has puzzled historians since it was salvaged from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. It dates back to about 100 BC, and consists of more than 30 bronze gear wheels and pointers, enclosed in a wooden case.

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