Tuesday, December 18, 2012


 The Antikythera mechanism (known as the Antikythera astrolabe and the Antikythera computer) got its name from a shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, which was found in the year 1901 along with other artifacts.

    It is believed to be a computer engineer and astronomical observation instrument, which resembles a complex clockwork mechanism.Scientists presume ,the calculations performed are  resulting from the markings on its surface.Inscriptions refer to the calendar used in the Greek-speaking world in the last century BC, Sun,Moon and the five planets then known (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn).Ιt is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens .

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