posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69
A wow find, indeed, Slay!
This is for me fantabulous news. I love stuff like this.
As has been mentioned, and which I can fully abide, those that came before us did indeed have it far better than we are penned into giving them credit
This thing rocks; and I have no doubts whatsoever as to it's accuracy and precision. I am of the impression that folks back then didn't care too much
about nice-looking but useless baubles... just the bits that make it go. And as mentioned elsewhere, the form will follow the function... something
which can be quite beautiful unto itself.
Like the later Antikythera device that was recreated in all it's fabulous glory, hopefully one of these can be made so there's no need to disturb it.
Swiss watch guys have nothing on these engineers.
And I too feel that these types of devices were commonplace and I am quite sure that there were many different types as well.
They only need to keep digging, to keep looking in museum basements. More astonishments will pop up I assure you.
I'm thinking these were at the end of one of the great cycles of civilization. I think there were even more astounding pieces farther back in time. I
do not believe that people were ever "stupid" as the hapless Neandertals were so falsely accused, just as an example. And not for nothing, it doesn't
take all that long for technologies to be thought up, developed and implemented. After all, just look at what we've done in just 100 years.
To the mainstream... wake up!
Thanks, my friend.
edit on 4/6/2011 by PixelDuster because: classified