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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 Evaggelos Vallianatos seeks to unravel the mystery of the world's first computer. In the book, Vallianatos...

Did Ancient Greeks Reach America Long Before Columbus?

The suggestion that ancient Greeks reached America before Columbus may seem far-fetched, but certain researchers think otherwise. The idea is based entirely on a new examination of a dialogue written by the Greek historian Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 119...

Solar Eclipse Phenomenon Prompted Ancient Greeks to Study the Stars

A Solar eclipse was one of the phenomena that prompted the ancient Greeks to come up with the most brilliant astronomic discoveries.

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Offers Virtual Tours

The technological inventions of the ancient Greeks come alive during new virtual tours of the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

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...