Archaeology: High tech from Ancient Greece

  title={Archaeology: High tech from Ancient Greece},
  author={François Charette},
  • F. Charette
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Physics, History
  • Nature
The Antikythera Mechanism, salvaged 100 years ago from an ancient shipwreck, was long known to be some sort of mechanical calendar. But modern analysis is only now revealing just how sophisticated it was.Planetary gearsThe Antikythera Mechanism is an intricate bronze construction discovered damaged and fragmented in the wreck of a cargo ship off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900. Made towards the end of the second century BC, it contains 30 bronze gear wheels and many astronomical… 
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