The world's first computer, an eternal gadget recreated (Part 1)
What's this all about?
This is about ancient technology and the Antikythera mechanism:
a trip from its creation, to its discovery and decoding by means of modern technology, up to the recreation of it, more than 2000 years later.
We also see how this educational gadget can be used nowadays (archeomod), in the learning process of newer generations.
Out of place and time: the Antikythera Mechanism
A well kept secret, in underwater silence. Hiding for 2000 years in the greek archipelago, rusting away. Discovered with the birth of the x-rays. Waiting for 100 more years to be decoded by 3D tomography. Today, we can just about recreate it. And whilst reconstructing it we wonder: Would it be possible for what was conceived and created 2100 years ago, to be manufactured just a couple of centuries back?
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