Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 3


The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known ) designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1901 from the Antikythera wreck but its complexity and significance were not understood until decades later. It is now thought to have been built about 150–100 BC.
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