Antikythera Mechanism Part 2

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Presenter: Alexander Jones

Published: November 2009

Age: All ages

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Nature Video

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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering prowess of the Hellenic world. The team discuss their results here.