What is Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera mechanism was a very useful invention dating back to so many decades. The product was not known elusively for what it can be actually useful for due to its physical complexity. And then researchers and archaeologists after so many years have started studying and given some conclusions regarding its history, usage, and how was it made.
During the recovery procedures of a shipwreck in the lands of a Greek island in the Antikythera, in 1900 scientists have found out the Antikythera mechanism along with few other marble statues and bronze artifacts. Then after so many researches people have given statements that this mechanism from the Greeks is useful for predicting four year data cycles of sports like Olympics, is actually an analogue computer and is also beneficial has an array useful for astronomical predictions like positions and calendar timetables, and lunar and solar occurrences. Some people have opinion that the device could be the work of Archimedes, as he as a Syracusan was known for being a dab hand with tools and gears and is a fine mathematician overall. No artifact or device displaying such a similar sophistication is known to be given or manufactured anywhere for about 2000 years after the mechanism’s actual creation, so the Antikythera mechanism was remaining as a product of immense interest to many. But, the device has been in-scripted with references to an athletic competition that was held in the Rhodes areas, may be the likely place of origin, as experts were stating at times.
There are so many conspiracies and ethical issues behind the theories online that states that the Antikythera Mechanism is actually seen as a hoax just because people had the belief that the Greek could have not have found this device so earlier in those times as complex as this. Later, the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project after examinations at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens has inferences that the Antikythera mechanism is not to be taken as a hoax. So many histories and time periods have been evolved later after its discovery.
Brief History of Antikythera Mechanism
The amazing piece of scientific discovery Antikythera mechanism by the Greeks, which was found so many decades back, is still astonishing to so many people contemporarily. The evolution patterns were later on identified for various time frames. In the beginning of the year 1951, the British science historian Derek J. de Solla Price started to study about the materials of the device and its usages. After thorough findings, he concluded that the Antikythera mechanism, an astrological gadget, is used to detect and predict astronomical stars and the movements of planets in the space. Again in 1971, Derek Price along with a nuclear physics Professor Charalampos Karakalos began an evolutionary analysis by x-ray and gamma procedures. In the end the team gave the interpretation that the system had different gears arranged in them physically that helped in predicting the space motions with an inbuilt future date which was set by some user already earlier.
The Antikythera mechanism later is researched through a joint venture program between the Cardiff University, Hewlett Packard, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and with, stated as the “Antikythera Mechanism Research Project”. The lately unanswered fragments of the mechanism were hence found out on October 21, 2005. There are currently 80 fragmented pieces of this gadget. Since the birth of modern imaging procedures, the team reads the entire Greek inscription twice the normal way.
Finally, in 2006, Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University, Wales along with his team published many CT scans of the left out fragments of the mechanism, revealing more intricate details on the inside part of the device, paving way to a large number of research scholars and journals. After heavy research findings finally the professional group found out that the Antikythera mechanism as built in the middle ages of the 2nd century BCE somewhere in the regions of Corinth or Syracuse.