Holy shit. More proof that mankind took some serious back-peddles throughout history. Check out this smart Greek shiz that was lost for 2000 years. Imagine if mankind would have stayed on track…(Damn Romans deciding to smash shit and take over):
Info: The Antikythera Mechanism: http://bit.ly/fm4oFK is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego. Sponsored by Digital Science: http://www.digital-science.com/ a new division of Macmillan Publishers that provides technology solutions for researchers. Available under a CC-BY-3.0-Unported license.
Antikythera Mechanism Research Project http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr
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