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2,000-Year-Old Computer Used By Ancient Greeks

By Gerard @presurfer
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In 1901, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the world has ever seen - the Antikythera Mechanism. The device was being carried on a Roman ship that was wrecked between 80 and 60 B.C.
After the device was found, it wasn't until 50 years later that an Australian archaeologist using X-rays began to discover that there was a lot more to the mystery piece than was originally thought. However, the actual function of the Antikythera Mechanism wasn't known until decades later.

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