David Kirkpatrick

February 19, 2008

Antikythera Mechanism mystery solved

Filed under: et.al., Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:59 pm

A long-time mystery has been largely solved

Some of the mystery surrounding the Antikythera Mechanism, a mechanical computer recovered from a 2100-year-old Roman shipwreck near Britain Greece has been unravelled. The device was an astronomical calculator — and it employed a differential gear!

Hit the link for more of this Boing Boing post.

Update 7/31/08 — Looks like this device has ties to ancient Olympic games.

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