Antikuity

1 comment May 19th, 2007at 11:55am Posted by Eli

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This is rather long, but absolutely fascinating. By way of Phila at Bouphonia, it’s a New Yorker story about the “Antikythera Mechanism,” an ancient Greek clock/lunar calendar/orrery that by all rights should never have existed (the ancient Greeks were not supposed to know much about gears).

If you’re into archeology, antiquity, astronomy, or [synonym for technology which starts with A], you really must read it.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Science,Technology

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