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Ancient Greece Declassified

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May 19, 2017

Xenophon Moussas, physicist and member of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, sheds light on the mysterious device that has been described as an “ancient computer,” an “astronomical calculator,” and a “mechanical cosmos.”

For more information on the mechanism – including images, reconstructions, and other resources – visit our website at greecepodcast.com/9

Also check out the YouTube channel “Clickspring” to see a clockmaker build a replica of the mechanism piece by piece.

 

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