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The findings, published in Nature, are probably best described as "mind blowing." Devices with this level of complexity were not seen again for almost 1,500 years, and the Antikythera mechanism's compactness actually bests the later designs. Probably built around 150 B.C., the Antikythera mechanism can perform a number of functions just by turning a crank on the side.

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Alexandrea and Ephesus
by Sabon on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 22:01 UTC
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Alexandrea and Ephesus were the two cities with the largest libraries of their time and were only surpassed only in the last 100 years.

Unfortunately both cities were attacked and most of the contents of both libraries were lost.

How many inventions were lost when the scrolls were burned. This device would have been lost to us too.

We often think of different periods in history as being very primitive. Devices like this make us realize how wrong we were/are.

Who knows what other history, other inventions are lost?

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