At first, when it was discovered, this ancient device was considered to be just your average corroded lump or something like that, just a needless waste of time and resources to say the least. You can only imagine the faces the archeologists made when they discovered that this was so much more than it seemed.
It is now being referred to as the “Antikythera Mechanism” and it, as far as we can tell, an astronomy-based clock, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
Valerios Stais was the one that came up with this discovery, calling it from the very start that there was more to this finding than people gave it credit for, but the fact of the matter is that he fought for what he believed in and after a gruesome set of debates he eventually got the experts to give the artifact a second chance, upon which they realized that Valerios was 100% right on this one.
The artifact is supposedly over 2,000-years-old, and just to be clear, no practical clocks existed until 1,500 years later.
This was so advanced for its time that it can only be the result of time travel or the interference of a certain out-of-space race that must have been dictating us in the ancient times, feeding us little trinkets such as the Antikythera Mechanism.
The mechanism is so complicated that it needed to be studied day and night to be understood, which does bring out the question: How did the ancient civilizations know how to operate let alone build such an outstanding device at the time?