Tuesday, October 19

Antikythera Mechanism: Scientists Decipher the Mystery of the World’s Oldest “Computer”


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The information the researchers found in the Antikythera mechanism about eclipses is surprisingly detailed.

Since this artifact was found in Greece more than a century ago, scientists have been baffled.

It was among the remains of a shipwreck from Roman times, about 2,000 years ago, and it was incomplete.

It was a third of a complex system of gears that was operated manually and had some inscriptions.

The mystery of the so-called “Antikythera mechanism” has gradually been left behind, after scientists have managed to recreate the device that is often called the oldest “computer” in the world.


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