Archaeology: High tech from Ancient Greece

@article{Charette2006ArchaeologyHT,
  title={Archaeology: High tech from Ancient Greece},
  author={F. Charette},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={551-552}
}
  • F. Charette
  • Published 2006
  • History, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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