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The Antikythera mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism

World's first computer!!!

The Antikythera mechanism  is an ancient hand-powered Greek analogue computer which has also been described as the first example of such deviceused to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes decades in advance.

It could also be used to track the four-year cycle of athletic games which was similar to an Olympiad, the cycle of the ancient Olympic Games

Hellenistic Period

National Archaelogical Museum, Athens


Height 25 cm

Material. Casting stone-keramin, Aged-bronze finish (patina by hand)

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