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Scientists Unravel Mystery of Ancient Greek Machine

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posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 11:17 PM
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Scientists Unravel Mystery of Ancient Greek Machine




Scientists have finally demystified the incredible workings of a 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator built by ancient Greeks.

A new analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism [image], a clock-like machine consisting of more than 30 precise, hand-cut bronze gears, show it to be more advanced than previously thought—so much so that nothing comparable was built for another thousand years.





posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 05:31 AM
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It is amazing and marvelous how members of humanity can be so brilliant and amazing. Then again it is quite an acheivement that the researchers are able to examine te bits and peices of a device and still determine its mechansims and purpose.

It really gets you thinking about what else is yet to be discovered, and what other knowledge is lost.



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