News on the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
The 2000 year old "Antikythera Mechanism", discovered in an old shipwrek
in 1900 is probably the first advanced technological astronomical
instrument built in ancient times (probably around the 1st or 2nd
century BC). It contains 30 co-operating gears and several inscriptions,
which collectvely, in two words, can be described as a "User's manual"!
A new investigation lead by the University of Cardiff, UK
(Professor Mike Edmunds), the University of Thessaloniki, Greece
(Professor John Seiradakis) and the University of Athens,
Greece (Professor Xenophon Moussas) of the Antikythera Mechanism has
started producing startling results.
Find out more.