The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

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Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism

Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/  herewith BBC’s brief reporting: 

 10 May 2012 Last updated at 00:22 

The secrets of one of the most remarkable technological finds from Ancient Greece have been probed for the first time using powerful X-ray imaging equipment, specially shipped to Athens. The Antikythera Mechanism as it is known, is regarded as the world’s oldest “computer” and is thought to have been used to predict solar and lunar eclipses and record dates of the ancient Olympiad. Its remains were recovered from a Roman shipwreck off the southern coast of Greece in 1901. BBC Four’s The Two-Thousand Year Old Clock will be broadcast on Thursday 10 May 2012 at 2100 BST. Or watch afterwards on BBC iPlayer.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17989915

Can the Greek politicians respond to the circumstances, given their ancestors continuoues success in all fields until today? When one listens to the BBC’s broadcast, then understanding is under way…

(source: The BBC)

 

 

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