Ancient Greek Astronomical Mechanism Designed to Record Olympiads, New Study in <i>Nature</i> Reports


The Antikythera Mechanism, which was used in ancient Greece to make astronomical calculations, has now been discovered to also record the times of the Olympiads. The findings appear in the July 31 edition of the journal Nature.

Inside out: computer tomography of the Antikythera Mechanism s main fragment allowed for accurate modelling.
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