Ancient Greek Computer Used As Calendar For Olympics

July 31, 2008

Researchers have come out and stated that a 2,100-year-old ancient Greek computer was used as a calendar for the Olympic Games.Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers have come out and stated that a 2,100-year-old ancient Greek computer was used as a calendar for the Olympic Games.

The computer was found in a shipwreck in Rome back in 1901, and since then has been a mystery to scientists.

Researchers have found that the device, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, was used as a calendar.

The device itself is made up of bronze gears as well as dials, and was long thought to be a clock of some kind.

They found that a dial on the device was used to record the dates of the ancient Olympic Games.

This was discovered by using computer technology, allowing them to look at the gears in a 3D view.

The report has been published in the journal Nature.


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