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The mysterious Antikythera machine discovered a century ago finally reveals its secrets

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul8,2024

the Antikythera machine, a mysterious relic discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island more than a year ago a century has just revealed its first secrets. A fascinating object.

The mysterious machine of Antikythera was destroyed ;discovered a century ago finally reveals its secrets

the mysterious machine of Antikythera, relic of Indiana Jones 5

The dé covered in very ancient artifacts is at the heart of the Indiana Jones plot. As a researcher and adventurer, the character played by by Harrison Ford travels the world searching for relics such as the Fertility Idol by Pachamama (Raiders of the Lost Ark), The Five Stones of Sankara (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), The Cross of Coronado (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) or even  ;the Antikythera machine (Indiana Jones and the dial of destiny).

If the first three are pure inventions created for the purposes of films, the Archimedes dial, also calledthe Antikythera Mechanism did indeed exist. In the film released in 2023, the artifact had the power to locate temporal cracks and would repair the mistakes of the past.The mysterious Antikythera machine discovered a century ago finally delivers its secrets

the secret of the Antikythera machine revealed

&Evidently, this fascinating device dé ;discovered in 1901 in a ship wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, located in the Aegean Sea, northwest of Crete, would make it possible to establish astronomical positions based on the Egyptian lunar calendar. 'a bronze mechanism, made up of dozens of gear wheels, linked to each other thanks to

However, a recent study carried out by the university of of Glasgow demonstrates that this mechanism presented as «the oldest computer in the world» created in the 2nd century BC would bebased on the Greek lunar calendar. This confirmation comes from the fact that the machine is pierced with an estimated 360 cavities on one of the rings of the mechanism.The mysterious Antikythera machine discovered a century ago finally delivers its secrets

As highlighted by the site Futurism, which relayed During the study, researchers looked at methods for analyzing data captured by the Ligo gravitational wave detector. The data obtained provide precise information on the spacing of the holes perforating the Antikythera. On a circle with a radius of 77.1 mm, the academics noted: an average spacing of 0.028 mm between each perforation. With 354 or 355 holes counted, the theory of a mechanism based on on the Greek lunar calendar thus seems to be confirmedby the information acquired in recent years.

Nevertheless, researchers believe that the Antikythera machine is still far from having delivered all its secrets, and continues to fascinate scientists and historians.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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