Gears from the Greeks

Gears from the Greeks : The Antikythera Mechanism--A Calendar Computer from CA. 80 B.C.

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The first great discovery in underwater archaeology yielded not only a fine collection of art treasures but also the most enigmatic, most complicated piece of scientific machinery known from antiquity. This artifact is now identified as an astronomical or calendrical calculating device involving a very sophisticated arrangement of more than thirty gear-wheels.

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 205.7 x 274.3 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • 30 Nov 1974
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0871696479
  • 9780871696472
  • 896,027

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