Antikythera Mechanism Sculpture Ancient Greek 1st Computer in History Replica

$43,90

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, described as the oldest example of an analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses decades in advance.  It could also be used to track the four-year cycle of athletic games which was similar to an Olympiad, the cycle of the ancient Olympic Games.  This artefact was among wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1901. On 17 May 1902 it was identified as containing a gear by archaeologist Valerios Stais. The device, housed in the remains of a 34 cm × 18 cm × 9 cm (13.4 in × 7.1 in × 3.5 in) wooden box, was found as one lump, later separated into three main fragments which are now divided into 82 separate fragments after conservation efforts. Four of these fragments contain gears, while inscriptions are found on many others. The largest gear is approximately 13 centimeters (5.1 in) in diameter and originally had 223 teeth.

Dimensions (approximately):

Height: 21 cm (8.27 inches)
Width: 15 cm (5.90 inches)
Depth: 4.2 cm (1.65 inches)

Weight: 440gr (0.97lbs)

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Antikythera Mechanism Sculpture Ancient Greek 1st Computer in History Replica

2 in stock (can be backordered)