Friday, December 12, 2008

Antikythera Mechanism... 2,000 Year Old Greek Computer

Pretty cool. A 2,000 year old Greek computer.

Curator Michael Wright shows off his model of the Antikythera mechanism. The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek clockwork machine found in a shipwreck, that has taken more than a century to decipher. Wright's handmade reconstruction is the first to include all the known features of this complex device.

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