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Antikythera Mechanism

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...

2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered During Second Phase Underwater Excavation of Antikythera Shipwreck

The second phase of the 2016 underwater excavation of the 1st century B.C. Antikythera shipwreck took place from August 28 to September 14 and has revealed more treasures and items of interest for archaeologists. This excavation has found a 2,000-year-old depth...

The Search for More Artifacts at the Antikythera Shipwreck Expedition Starts Thursday

The second phase of the 2016 underwater excavation of the 1st century B.C. Antikythera shipwreck will begin on Thursday, the head of the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities Dr. Angeliki Simosi told the ANA on Tuesday. "The machines are being...

Return to Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Another 60 Treasures

The Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute returned to the Antikythera Shipwreck from May 22 through to June 11. The results were interesting, with part of a bronze spear connecting to the one that was...

Modern Technology Uncovers New Findings: Ancient Greek Analog Computer was a Textbook of Astronomy

Although the artifact was recovered back in 1901, new technological advances have helped archaeologists learn even more about an ancient Greek analog computer that is over 2,100 years old. It turns out that after the latest examination, the Antikythera Mechanism,...

National Archaeological Museum 150th Anniversary Exhibition 'Odysseys' in October

What do the Antikythera Mechanism, Nestor's golden cup and the marble statue of an athlete from Delos all have in common? The answer is that they are all found in the collections of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens...