World's First Computer

World's First Computer

The History Channel  |  May 24, 2013

In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to show the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as well as to predict eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. This fascinating film follows the efforts of an international team of scientists to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism? using the latest advanced technologies to reveal surprising and awe-inspiring details about a mystifying and profoundly important object.

In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to show the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as well as to predict eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. This fascinating film follows the efforts of an international team of scientists to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism? using the latest advanced technologies to reveal surprising and awe-inspiring details about a mystifying and profoundly important object.

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