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Antikythera Mechanism - An Update Thu 31 Jul 08

Antikythera_mechanism_drobnikmBack at the end of 2006 I wrote about the Antikythera Mechanism, a astronomical calculator from more than 2,000 years ago.  Recent reports indicate that this wasn't just an all purpose astronomical calculate but had a specific purpose.  It was used to keep track of when the next Olympics would take place as described in this Scientific American article.

It is rather interesting that this was the purpose.  When you think about the resources of time, effort and probably money needed to do this it is truly amazing.  Two thousand years ago doing something like this wasn't something you do lightly.  It really indicates the importance of the Olympics back then. 

"Antikythera Mechanism" photo by drobnikm

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