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submitted by James Gavriles on 14.03.2004

The AntiKythera Mechanism

The AntiKythera Mechanism
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Truley, one of the wonders of the ancient times and of course one of the artifacts found with the bronze items off of the coast of AntiKythera in the early 1900's by sponge divers.
This ancient wonder is thought to have been designed and built by Archimedes to calculate time, day, month, years, etc.
It has been x-rayed and studied by many mathematicians and scientists and engineers and it contains very accurately cut gears and shafts, that work together to calculate the elements of time. Still many things are a mystery about this and hopefully ,some day the whole idea of its purpose will come to light.

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submitted by
George Poulos
on 07.05.2004

53:This is the condition of the Antikythera mechanism when it was first recovered from the ocean. Great photo. There is very little that is now "mysterious" about the mechanism. It has become the most studied artefact in history. See list of entries under History - subsection - General History - Antikythera mechanism 1, 2, 3, ...etc.