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Ancient TimeKeeping Device Found

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posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 12:15 AM
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This is an interesting find. According to the article, it dates to 80-40BC.

www.world-mysteries.com...



Among the treasures of the Greek National Archaeological Museum in Athens are the remains of the most complex scientific object that has been preserved from antiquity. Corroded and crumbling from 2,000 years under the sea, its dials, gear wheels and inscribed plates present the historian with a tantalizing problem. Because of them we may have to revise many of our estimates of Greek science. By studying them we may find vital clues to the true origins of that high scientific technology which hitherto has seemed peculiar to our modern civilization, setting it apart from all cultures of the past.




posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 08:02 AM
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Actually, this has been discussed a number of times in this forum.

Would it surprise you to know that they Greeks of 2,600 years ago (not 2,000 from when this dates... 600 years before that) had gears and levers and machinery like prototype steam engines? Mind you, they weren't going to run any trains with it, but they were prototyping a lot of mechanical items like the common screw.



 
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