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a 2000 year old Greek device discovered in a shipwreck in 1900 still intrigues…

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the world’s oldest known geared devices. It has puzzled and intrigued historians of science and technology since its discovery. In June 1959, in a front-page article in Scientific American by British historian of science Derek J. de Solla Price, titled “An ancient Greek computer”, brought forth the theory that the Antikythera mechanism was a device for calculating the motions of stars and planets, which would make the device the first known analog computer. Up until that time the function of the Antikythera mechanism was largely unknown, though it had been correctly identified as an astronomical device

the latest investigations with x-ray technology has revealed previously-hidden Greek inscriptions which may confirm the planetary hypothesis.
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