“Antikythera Mechanism” was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Greece near Antikythera in 1900. In 1902 archaeologist Valerios Stais guessed that what we now call the “Antikythera mechanism” was some kind of astronomy-based clock. He was in the minority—most agreed that something so sophisticated must have entered the wreck long after its other 2,000-year-old artifacts. Nothing like it was believed to have existed until 1,500 years later.
An Ancient Device Gives Up Its Secrets at Last By Robby Berman
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