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Archaeologists discover missing part of Antikythera Mechanism

A new tremendous discovery was made according to the Israeli press, in the Aegean. It is probably one of the most important archaeological finds that have been found in recent years.

So, a lost piece of the famous ancient computer of Antikythras, was found in the Greek waters, shocking the world.

An x-ray, appears to indicate the piece is a missing part from the Antikythera mechanism, with a depiction of a bull (Taurus?).

This is the first computer that man has probably built and this fact has spurred the world scientific community. Is isconsidered a complex advanced analog "computer" found in a wreck many years ago.

The mechanism of Antikythera was discovered in 1901 by Greek sponge divers. Naturally, they did not immediately understand what exactly it was, back then. They then gave it over to archaeologist Valerios Stais, who holds residence at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, to examine. It took decades and the use of advanced X-ray technology for scientists to realize that it is the first human computer, a wonderfully sophisticated advanced analog calculator consisting of dozens of paired gears.

The mechanism could calculate the motions of the sun and the moon, predict eclipses and equinoxes, and were used to monitor the planets of the solar system, constellations and many other celestial bodies.

We never learned how many gears the original Antikythera Mechanism had. Estimates based on expert predictions range from 37 to over 70.

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