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Ancient Computer 

The arms and faces of ancient statuary litter the seabed at the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Greece. But that's not the most interesting find. Encrusted with over 2,000 years of ... See full summary »

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Mike Edmunds ... Himself - Astronomer
Tony Freeth ... Himself - Mathematician
Panagiotis Tselekas ... Himself - Coin Expert
Dimitris Kourkoumelis ... Himself - Archaelogist
Alexander Jones ... Himself - Historian of Ancient Astronomy
Roger Hadland ... Himself - X-ray Engineer
Michael Wright ... Himself - Mechanical Engineer
Mary Zafeiropoulou ... Herself - Senior Archaeologist
John Steele ... Himself - Historian of Babylonian Astronomy
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The arms and faces of ancient statuary litter the seabed at the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Greece. But that's not the most interesting find. Encrusted with over 2,000 years of mineral deposits are highly engineered gears clearly visible as part of a mysterious device dating back to about 50 BCE. Using X-ray technology and working off of the realization that the gears' teeth are prime numbers relating to astronomy, the device is revealed to be the earliest known computer used for predicting eclipses and demonstrating planetary motion. Written by B J Hall

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3 April 2013 (USA)  »

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