Antikythera Mechanism

The antikythera mechanism is currently housed in the Greek National Archaeological Museum in Athens and is thought to be one of the most complicated antiques in existence.Today it is believed that this instrument was a kind of mechanical analog computer used to calculate the movements of stars and planets in astronomy. It has been estimated that the antikythera mechanism was built around 87 B.C and was lost in 76 B.C.

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+46 1. Bloodrose commented 10 years ago

very impressive. especially for the time it was made in 8-)
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+38 2. Thunderknight commented 10 years ago

The one how lost it made a lot of friends back then. :D
One very advanced piece of mechanery. :O Even for this time period.
Not a chance that one can bodge up a piece like this in a hurry. :P
*taking of my hat*
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+8 3. tinynet commented 10 years ago

What force they used to make it moving?
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+35 4. shayangx commented 10 years ago

wow, respect.

I wouldnt even be able to make that if ud give me the parts + instructions.
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+22 5. theHourUndone commented 10 years ago

this video should have a pink floyd soundtrack!
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+27 6. badboy007 commented 10 years ago

could have added some nice music to make it a little more exciting
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+20 7. xamerremax commented 10 years ago

wow... amazing masterpiece of mechanic.
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+19 8. Zaramiam commented 10 years ago

#5 exactly!!! maybe the song "welcome to the machine"??
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+16 9. theHourUndone commented 10 years ago

#8 thats the right song!
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+23 10. Teqskater commented 10 years ago

#3 I think just by hand.
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+34 11. BooTheGoose commented 10 years ago

We studied this machine in Earth Space Science- it is amazing. There is an awesome book about it and its discovery called Decoding The Heavens. Good post.
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-19 12. LQoQK commented 10 years ago

a photo and a video of the real thing would have been nice
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+1 13. tinynet commented 10 years ago

#10 I thought that either, but then I thought that it wouldn't be precise. What do you think?