It’s a Mystery to Me

Fortunately, these guys are on it.

Discovering How Greeks Computed in 100 B.C.
After a closer examination of a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology known as the Antikythera Mechanism, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

The new findings, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, also suggested that the mechanism’s concept originated in the colonies of Corinth, possibly Syracuse, on Sicily. The scientists said this implied a likely connection with Archimedes.

BeYOND cool!

2 Responses to “It’s a Mystery to Me”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m sorry, this device has been censored by the PRC.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Cool indeed, I want one!!

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