The Antikythera mechanism is an auncient analog computer an orrery uised tae predict astronomical poseetions an eclipses for calendrical an astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads, the cycles o the ancient Olympic Gemmes.
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The Antikythera Mechanism is now understood to be dedicated to astronomical phenomena and operates as a complex mechanical 'computer' which tracks the cycles of the Solar System.
- Seaman, Bill; Rössler, Otto E. (1 January 2011). Neosentience: The Benevolence Engine. Intellect Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-84150-404-9. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
Mike G. Edmunds and colleagues used imaging and high-resolution X-ray tomography to study fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, a bronze mechanical analog computer thought to calculate astronomical positions
- Swedin, Eric G.; Ferro, David L. (24 October 2007). Computers: The Life Story of a Technology. JHU Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8018-8774-1. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
It was a mechanical computer for calculating lunar, solar, and stellar calendars.
- Paphitis, Nicholas (30 November 2006). "Experts: Fragments an Ancient Computer". Washington Post.
Imagine tossing a top-notch laptop into the sea, leaving scientists from a foreign culture to scratch their heads over its corroded remains centuries later. A Roman shipmaster inadvertently did something just like it 2,000 years ago off southern Greece, experts said late Thursday.
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- Freeth, Tony; Jones, Alexander (2012). "The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism". Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- Pinotsis, A. D. (30 August 2007). "The Antikythera mechanism: who was its creator and what was its use and purpose?". Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions. 26: 211–226. Bibcode:2007A&AT...26..211P. doi:10.1080/10556790601136925. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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