The Antikythera Cosmos.

Antikythera mechanism, artwork. Side view (centre) and rear and front views (either side) of the antikythera mechanism, an early form of mechanical calculator found circa 1900 in a 1st-century BC Roman shipwreck. The views at right and left are see-through, showing the internal and external aspects.

The UCL «Antikythera Research Team» struggle to solve the front of the Antikythera Mechanism.

Α fragmentary ancient Greek astronomical calculator-revealing a dazzling display of the ancient Greek Cosmos.

The world’s first computer was discovered on 17 May 1902 in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, to the great puzzlement of archaeologists at the time.

Since then, we have learnt a great deal more about the sophistication of this ancient astronomical computer, known as the Antikythera Mechanism.


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