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Was ancient Greek 'computer' an astronomical tool?

Was ancient Greek 'computer' an astronomical tool?

作者:邝褫谥  时间:2017-05-09 04:02:02  人气:

By Jo Marchant INSCRIPTIONS on a mysterious 2000-year-old clockwork device suggest that the artefact was inspired by earlier devices made by the great Greek mathematician Archimedes. The so-called “Antikythera mechanism” has puzzled historians since it was salvaged from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. It dates back to about 100 BC, and consists of more than 30 bronze gear wheels and pointers,