Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Enigma of ancient computer solved

antikythera"The computer is so advanced in its mathematics and technology that the history of ancient Greece may have to be rewritten, contends Edmunds. 'We now must ask: What else could they do? That's a difficult thing, because this is really the only surviving metallic artefact of its kind. Who knows what else may be lost?'

It was not until the end of the first millennium AD and the golden age of Islamic science that anything so technologically wondrous surfaced again..."

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