Tuesday, 23 May 2017

History's Mysteries: Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism

Discovered in a Greek shipwreck in 1901 and recovered by a diver, Elias Stadiatos, the Antikythera Mechanism, is a mysterious little device that confused researchers and historians for over 100 years.

The mechanism is the oldest known scientific device, speculated to have been built in Greece in around 100 BC, and lost for over 2000 years.
The mechanisms use was only recently discovered, it is an astronomical clock that determines where the stars and other celestial bodies are positioned with the most extraordinary accuracy.

If you would like to learn more about this incredible device, please follow the links below


©2013 Allen Tiller

first published 15 Jan 2013

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