Search begins for missing fragments of 'Antikythera Mechanism'

September 16, 2014 3:32 PM

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Search begins for missing fragments of 'Antikythera Mechanism'

A shipwreck that yielded a 2,000-year-old "computer" known as the Antikythera Mechanism is being freshly explored using another remarkable piece of technology. A new, spacesuit-like "Exosuit" is being worn by deep-sea-diving archaeologists searching a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island over the next month.

The $1.5 million suit "expands our capabilities" and will let workers "grasp, pluck, clench, and dig" around the 400-foot deep wreck for hours, an archaeologist involved with the Antikythera expedition tells AFP.

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