Ancient Civilizations ‘Oldest Scientific Computer’ Antikythera Mechanism: A Fully-Functioning LEGO Replica

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The Antikythera Mechanism has been called the World’s Oldest Scientific Computer. Built in Greece at around 100 BCE, it was lost for over 2,000 years.

The mechanism was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901, but it was not until a century later that its purpose understood.

The Antikythera Mechanism was an astronomical clock that determined the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.

In 2010 this replica was built by the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, designed and built by Andrew Carol, Lego, Macmillan Publishers, Nature Video. The video was written and directed by John Pavlus.

(Article by M.B. David)

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