The 2000-Year-Old Computer

In the following video, Curator Michael Wright presents his reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek clockwork machine that was used more than 2000 years ago to compute time as well as the movement of celestial bodies. The device was discovered in a shipwreck back in 1901 near the island of Antikythera and took more than a century to decipher. Check it out:

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