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Researchers closer to deciphering the world's oldest computer

We are closer than ever to deciphering what has been called the world's first computer. The device known as the Antikythera Mechanism has been puzzling scientists for more than a century ever since it was discovered in an ancient Greek shipwreck in 1901.

Ancient Greek shipwreck reveals remarkable artifacts from 65 BC

It is a shipwreck that has been dubbed the 'Titanic of the Ancient World' and though found at the start of the last century it remains a source of "fabulous finds." Famous for revealing the wondrous Antikythera Mechanism, it is now revealing even more.

Review: The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer Special

Athen - At the turn of the 20th Century, an artefact was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Greece. The Antikythera Mechanism would lead to the rewriting of the history of ancient technology.

Ancient Greek computer from 100 B.C.: Archimedes strikes again?

A device for computing the calendar called the Antikythera Mechanism was found on an ancient shipwreck over 100 years ago. Reexamined using modern technology, an advanced mechanism has been deciphered and its functions reconstructed.
 

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