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… 

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