The Reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism

  title={The Reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism},
  author={Maria P. Efstathiou and A. Basiakoulis and Kyriakos Efstathiou and Magdalini Anastasiou and P. Boutbaras and John H. Seiradakis},
  journal={International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era},
The construction of the original model of the Antikythera Mechanism is placed during the 2nd century B.C. It is the first device of the human history in which gears are used, with the form that are used in modern applications. Incorporating the most recent findings that came to light, a new design study is attempted in this paper, following an engineering approach. Final purpose is the construction of Antikythera Mechanism's replicas as close to the prototype as possible. The models and their… 

The Draconic gearing of the Antikythera Mechanism: Assembling the Fragment D, its role and operation

The unplaced Fragment D of the Antikythera Mechanism with an unknown operation was a mystery since the beginning of its discovery. The gear-r1, which was detected on the Fragment radiographies by C.

Our current knowledge of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known mechanical calculator. It was constructed around the second century bce and lost in a shipwreck very close to the small Greek island of Antikythera. The

The Antikythera Mechanism: The Prove of the Accuracy of the Astronomical Calculations Based on It

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest extant complex geared device, an amazing analogue computer. It was built approximately 2,150 years ago. The device was operated manually by a user, setting a

The Initial Calibration Date of the Antikythera Mechanism after the Saros spiral mechanical Apokatastasis

This work analyzes the phase correlation of the three lunar cycles and the Saros/Exeligmos cycle, after the study of the chapter “About Exeligmos” in “Introduction to the Phenomena” by Geminus.



Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism

Though no month names on the Metonic calendar were previously known, all 12 months are identified, which are unexpectedly of Corinthian origin, and the cycles of human institutions with the celestial cycles embedded in the Mechanism’s gearwork are linked.

A New Model of the Antikythera Mechanism, XXIII ICHST (International Congress of History of Science and Technology

  • Ideas and Instruments in Social Context,
  • 2009