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The ancient device.

The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient human mechanical calculator (also described as the first known "mechanical computer") designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was discovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, in 1901. Subsequent investigation, particularly in 2006, dated it to about 150-100 BCE; and hypothesized that it was on board a ship that sank en route from the Greek island of Rhodes to Rome. Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until a thousand years later. For this reason, in addition to the device's circular shape, the Society of the Ancients questioned if its creation was influenced by Forerunner visitors in Earth's ancient history.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • The SOTA mistakenly names the device as the "Antikythere" Mechanism, rather than the proper spelling of Antikythera.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Society of the Ancients: The Antikythere Mechanism - 87 B.C. This device was created 1,500 years before the Renaissance inventors even began to play around with devices of similar complexity. Point - Notice the round shape again.


Society of the Ancients Artifacts
Out-of-Place Handprint | Stonehenge | Antikythera Mechanism | Crop Circle | Tanzanian Petroglyph

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