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THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM: THE ‘COMPUTER’ FROM ANCIENT GREECE

Accidentally discovered in 1901, the Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek device that has puzzled historians and researchers for over a century. Modern technology has now begun to unravel the mysteries of this incredible artifact, leading to the hypothesis that it may be the world’s earliest known analog computer.

The small Greek island of Antikythera lies on the edge of the Aegean Sea between the mainland and Crete. In 1900, a Greek sponge diver claimed to have found a wreck about 150 feet below the waves.

The shipwreck where the mechanism was originally discovered remains a hotspot of archaeological activity as new artifacts surface regularly. Now check to see if there is a second ship nearby.

Who knows, a predecessor to the Antikythera Mechanism may well be uncovered.

REF: https://www.history.co.uk

PIC: Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia, The New York Times, Sky History