Monday, August 4, 2008

Ancient Greek Eclipse Calculator Marked Olympics

An ancient Greek astronomical calculator that showed the positions of the sun, Earth and the moon, and outshined any known device for 1,000 years after it, also kept track of something more mundane: when the next Olympics would take place.

Its design just might have sprung from the skull of the brilliant scientist Archimedes. Read all about it here

View a slide show of the Antikythera mechanism linked to Archimedes' home of Syracuse

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