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The Cosmos of Ancient Greece’s Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera computer captured the ancient Greek passion for mathematics and especially geometry. By Evaggelos Vallianatos The second century BC was a time of the golden...

Antikythera Island: The Peaceful Paradise at the Edge of the Aegean Sea

The isolated Greek island of Antikythera, lying at the edge of the Aegean Sea between Crete and the Peloponnese, is like paradise.

Indiana Jones in Search of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism takes center stage in the fifth installment of Indiana Jones, as Harrison Ford races against time to retrieve part of what...

Kythera: The Greek Island Where History Meets Beauty

Kythera is an enchanted Greek island with majestic beaches, but with green mountainous terrain also, so there is something for everyone.

The Antikythera Mechanism was Discovered on This Day in 1901

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world’s first computer, was among wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek...

Strong Earthquake Hits Near Kythera Island, Greece

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the island of Kythera in southern Greece on Tuesday. According to the data of the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the...

Antikythera Mechanism Designed by Archimedes, Say Experts

The Antikythera Mechanism, humanity's first computer, which was found by sponge divers in 1901, was designed by the great mathematician Archimedes, says a team...

My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world's first computer, has puzzled scientists for decades. By Evaggelos Vallianatos I saw the fragments of the Antikythera...

The Greek Hero Who Helped Save 80 People at Kythera Island

Michalis Protopsaltis, a crane operator on the Greek island of Kythera, became an unlikely Greek hero when he helped save the lives of eighty...

The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

Scientists discovered that the Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate construction of gears which controlled dials tracking the planets.