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Thales of Miletus, Archimedes and the Solar Eclipses on the Antikythera Mechanism

  title={Thales of Miletus, Archimedes and the Solar Eclipses on the Antikythera Mechanism},
  author={Guo-Liang Ran and Henriksson},
Thales of Miletus (640?-546 BC) is famous for his prediction of the total solar eclipse in 585 BC. In this paper, the author demonstrate how Thales may have used the same principle for prediction of solar eclipses as that used on the Antikythera Mechanism. At the SEAC conference in Alexandria in 2009, the author presented the paper “Ten solar eclipses show that the Antikythera Mechanism was constructed for use on Sicily.” The best defined series of exeligmos cycles started in 243 BC during the… Expand

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