Reevaluation Dates Antikyethera Mechanism 100 Years Older Than Believed

November 29, 2014 5:56 AM

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The artifact known as the Antikythera Mechanism may by as much as a century older than scientists originally thought, according to a new study from the National University of Quilmes in Argentina. They now conclude that the device dates back to sometime around 205BC, maybe earlier.

This ancient machine is believed to be, perhaps, the first computer, an analog device that could predict astronomical positioning (like eclipses).

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