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Alexandra Bruce
March 19, 2014

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE.

Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: it was an astronomical clock that determined the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.

In 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego.

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Antikythera Mechanism Research Project http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr

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