Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism

  title={Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism},
  author={T. Freeth and A. Jones and J. M. Steele and Y. Bitsakis},
  • T. Freeth, A. Jones, +1 author Y. Bitsakis
  • Published 2008
  • History, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Previous research on the Antikythera Mechanism established a highly complex ancient Greek geared mechanism with front and back output dials. The upper back dial is a 19-year calendar, based on the Metonic cycle, arranged as a five-turn spiral. The lower back dial is a Saros eclipse-prediction dial, arranged as a four-turn spiral of 223 lunar months, with glyphs indicating eclipse predictions. Here we add surprising findings concerning these back dials. Though no month names on the Metonic… CONTINUE READING
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