[ExI] The Antikythera "Celestial Machine" now 200BC
pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 09:53:11 UTC 2009
World's first computer may be even older than thought.
Intriguingly, this could mean the device is even older than thought.
The inscriptions have been dated to around 100 BC, but according to
Jones the device may have been made at latest in the early second
century BC, because after that the Romans devastated or took over the
Greek colonies in the region, so it's unlikely that people would still
have been using the Greek calendar there.
Video here, showing how the machine is assembled and works.
Astounding achievement for 200BC!
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