Shipwreck of Antikythira

The island of Antikythera is at the center of the international scientific community after a few meters from its northeastern coast was found in 1900 the famous Antikythera Shipwreck in which the new research program by an international scientific team has been implemented since 2011.

The most important ancient shipwreck in the world, gave us many works of ancient art, among them the Teenager of Antikythera, the Philosopher and the famous Mechanism, which is considered the first computer machine in history. It is a clockwork with dozens of high-precision cogwheels, which rotate around many axes, as in mechanical watches. It was built 2000 years ago and was used to accurately calculate the position of the Sun, the Moon and, possibly, the planets in the sky. He also calculated the phases of the Moon, predicted eclipses and determined the date of the ancient games.

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