The Antikythera mechanism is a 2,000 year old mechanical computer

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2,000 year year old Greek-built mechanical analog computer may have bee the world's very first computer.
This was a marvel of technology for the time.

Leave it up to the Greeks to invent something like this, they were at the forefront of innovation in the ancient world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism
 

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I saw a documentary on this and its discovery a few years ago at an archeology channel event that was in town here.
It is fascinating and amazingly ahead of when comparable mechanisms were made.
Also what a lucky find, at the bottom of the Mediterranean and covered in encrustations.
 
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And another link from Clickspring’s YouTube channel describing his reproduction of the mechanism.
 
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And a 1-3/4 hour video by Tony Freeth of University College, London, presented at Stanford University in 2015.

 

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