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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 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...

Sundial Calendar, the Byzantine “Antikythera Mechanism”

Referred to as the Byzantine "Antikythera Mechanism", the portable sundial-calendar on display at the London Science Museum is fifteen centuries old and is proof...

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...

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...

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 Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

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

Massive Marble Head, Human Teeth Discovered at Greece’s Antikythera Shipwreck

On Sunday, scientists announced they have discovered what they believe is the marble head of Hercules, human teeth, and a trove of other artifacts...

New Book Unravels Mystery of Antikythera Mechanism

A new book titled "Antikythera Mechanism: The Story Behind the Genius of the Greek Computer and Its Demise" by Greek historian and ecopolitical theorist...