2000-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism is One Of The Strangest Artifacts Ever Found

One of the most intriguing discoveries ever made is the Antikythera Mechanism. Researchers and archaeologists see this astonishing technology as “the world’s first computer.”

The Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest mechanical computer, dates back roughly 2,000 years. In 1900, it was discovered in an ancient shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera.

This intricate antique device was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses.

It was employed for astronomical and calendrical reasons. The complexity of this ancient system is shown by X-rays.

This contraption was a marvel at the time. It was so advanced that it could depict the Moon’s phases with 100% accuracy, the exact date of lunar eclipses, and the exact positions of the five planets known at the time (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) at various times of the year.

It even accounted for their backward travel (an illusionary change in the movement of planets through the sky).

Due to the passage of time, this beautiful relic has been dismantled into a plethora of bronze gear wheels and other components, but researchers have managed to construct a totally functional copy using modern technology. And the outcome astounded everyone.

More information about this incredible discovery may be found in the video below:

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