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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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Comment by aligatro
by aligatro on Thu 2nd Jan 2014 00:11 UTC
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2010-01-28

Old news are very old.

http://io9.com/5441889/advanced-imaging-reveals-a-computer-1500-yea...

That article is dated 1/08/10 7:00am

I rememeber reading about this device years ago. Very fascinating stuff.

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RE: Comment by aligatro
by Kivada on Thu 2nd Jan 2014 00:58 in reply to "Comment by aligatro"
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2010-07-07

Yeah, I've seen like 3 or 4 tv specials over the last decade about this thing.

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RE[2]: Comment by aligatro
by nagerst on Thu 2nd Jan 2014 02:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by aligatro"
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2013-11-07

The Discovery channel has done shows on this device in more than 20 years. It is even in the "History Channel" mockumentary series "Ancient Aliens". It has been a source of speculation since the device was found 1901, but that it is similar to the renaissance mechanical astrological calendars is quite certain to been know even at the time of discovery.

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