Monday, January 10, 2011

[What came to my head when I read about this: I have this feeling like maybe that tool was hidden from the religious elites. That a group of scientists during that time were on to something way before historical checkpoints in technology started happening, when Astronomy was heresy and Astrology was the light. Remember Religion at that time must have been so mainstream and thriving with serious belief that society deemed it right to execute those who did not believe in a god and people who did think scientifically and created tools and technology to aid them in their research hid it from the rest (The rest being any religious person with power over people) To avoid death/heracy/ all the bad shit that came with being logical]

The Antikythera Mechanism

It was found at the bottom of the sea aboard an ancient Greek ship. Its seeming complexity has prompted decades of study, although some of its functions remained unknown. Recent X-rays of the device have now confirmed the nature of the Antikythera mechanism, and discovered several surprising functions. The Antikythera mechanism has been discovered to be a mechanical computer of an accuracy thought impossible in 80 BC, when the ship that carried it sunk. Such sophisticated technology was not thought to be developed by humanity for another 1,000 years. Its wheels and gears create a portable orrery of the sky that predicted star and planet locations as well as lunar and solar eclipses. The Antikythera mechanism, shown above, is 33 centimeters high and similar in size to a large book.

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1 comment:

  1. thats pretty sick stuff i love hearing about this kinda thigns