The dark shades of the Antikythera Mechanism

  title={The dark shades of the Antikythera Mechanism},
  author={Aristeidis Voulgaris and Christophoros Mouratidis and Andreas Vossinakis},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
In this work we analyze the dark shades which are evident on the ΑMRP X-ray positive Computed Tomographies and Radiographies of the Antikythera Mechanism ancient prototype. During 2000 years under the sea, the Mechanism bronze parts were totally corroded. The decreased X-ray absorption of the corroded bronze, allowed the CTs capture even in the thick large side of Fragment A. During the photometric analysis of the CTs, apart from corroded bronze, at least two other different (corroded) metal… Expand

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