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The Discovery that Links Ancient Greece with the IT Revolution

By Dr. Constantine Passaris Ancient Greece has endowed humanity with many significant accomplishments of human endeavour. Indeed, it has created a monumental footprint and an inspiring legacy in a diverse range of human accomplishments. The Ancient Greeks have been widely acclaimed...

Archaeological Museum of Athens to Host Events on Antikythera Mechanism and the Moon

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens announced on Thursday that a total of four presentations on the Antikythera Mechanism and the understanding ancient Greeks had of the moon will be held in September, October, and November of this year. The...

American Engineers to Pay Tribute to Antikythera Mechanism in Athens

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ΑSME) will pay tribute to the world famous ancient artifact known as the Antikythera Mechanism, in recognition of its significance to the evolution of mechanical engineering and technology. The society will designate the ancient...

World's First Computer Was Found in Greek Shipwreck at Antikythera

It was exactly 117 years ago -- May 17, 1902 -- when Spirydon Stais visited a museum which housed treasures from an ancient shipwreck. Among them was a round, green-encrusted piece of metal which caught his eye, as it looked...

Has a Missing Piece of the Ancient Antikythera Machine Been Found?

Archaeologists believe that they may have found the missing piece of the Antikythera Mechanism, the fantastically complicated, advanced analog "computer" unearthed in 1901 from a shipwreck offshore from the Greek island. The encrusted, corroded bronze disk was pulled from the seabed...

Museum with Ancient Greek "High Tech" Inventions Opens in Athens

Achievements of ancient Greek technology can now be seen and admired in Athens at the "Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Kostas Kotsanas", which opened its doors recently. The museum is a labor of love of Kostas Kotsanas; an engineer from...

Google Doodle Displays the Ancient Antikythera Mechanism in Celebration of 115th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the ancient Antikythera Mechanism with its iconic Google Doodle. Although the artifact was recovered back in 1901, recent advances in technological have helped archaeologists learn even more about an ancient...

Attend a Lecture on the Antikythera Mechanism at the Greek Centre Melbourne

On Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., Professor Xenophon Moussas will present a lecture about the Antikythera Mechanism at the Greek Centre as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The Antikythera...