The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project


Subject:
Ready Reference & Quick Facts , Astronomy , Prehistoric , Calculators

Description:
This research project is devoted to discovering the functioning of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek astronomical calculator. It "is a geared device consisting of 30 gears in a highly complex arrangement." The site provides a FAQ about the device and astronomy, and updates about research activities, such as the 2008 discovery of a back dial "dedicated to the four-year Olympiad Cycle."

Publisher:
Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr


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