Sunday, January 10, 2010

Antikythera Mechanism

What sort of technology did the ancients have? According to this recently discovered proof, quite a bit! This incredible video from Scientific American spotlights a fantastic ancient mechanical device found on a sunken ship which was able to measure astronomical movements. It was also able to measure the four year interval between ancient olypmic games!

1 comment:

Rick said...

I read about this last year. Absolutely fascinating!