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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.

World’s Oldest Computer and Ancient Greeks’ View of the Universe

A bronze artifact salvaged from an ancient Greek shipwreck, recognized as the world's oldest computer, may hold the secrets of the universe. By Mike Edmunds When we talk of the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution...

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 age of Greek science, and civilization centered in the kingdoms of the empire of Alexander...

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 of British and Greek researchers. A team of researchers at University College London (UCL) believes that...

At Least 11 Dead as Second Migrant Boat Sinks off Greece this Week

At least eleven people were killed as a migrant boat sank off the island of Antikythera on Thursday, the Greek Coast Guard announced. The Coast Guard said 90 people ‒ 52 men, 11 women and 27 children ‒ were rescued...

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...

Important New Discoveries from Greece's Ancient Antikythera Shipwreck

Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday informing the public about the new discoveries made recently at the wreck site which once yielded the "Antikythera mechanism" off the island of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The statement...

Archaeologists To Resume Survey of Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

The underwater archaeological survey at the Antikythera shipwreck site, which has been suspended since 2017, will resume in the near future, according to an announcement made by the Ekaterini Laskaridi Institution on Friday. The Institution is responsible for supplying the...

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...

Rescue Operation Launched for Migrant Boat in Distress South of Peloponnese

The Greek Coast Guard and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex launched a rescue operation on Monday afternoon to locate a boat carrying roughly 80 migrants and refugees in waters to the south of the Peloponnese. The boat...