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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World

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From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Terracotta Army, ancient artifacts have long fascinated the modern world. However, the importance of some discoveries is not always immediately understood. This was the case in 1901 when sponge divers retrieved a lump of corroded bronze from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea near the Greek island of Antikythera. Little did the divers know they had found the oldest known analog computer in the world, an astonishing device that once simulated the motions of the stars and ...

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    • Title: A Portable Cosmos by Alexander Jones
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780190931490, 0190931493
    • eText ISBN: 9780190618599
    • Edition: 2019
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