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01 February 2007

The Antikythera Mechanism « Archaeoastronomy

A paper on the Mechanism appears in tomorrow’s Nature. In brief what it is these days is a rather unimpressive looking lump of heavily corroded metal. I have a photo of it somewhere, but it’s a very bad blurry photo which doesn’t do justice to its l

29 January 2007

MuslimHeritage.com - Topics

Al-Jazari was the most outstanding Mechanical Engineer of his time. His full name was Badi Al-Zaman AbulI-Ezz Ibn Ismail Ibn Al-Razzaz Al-Jazari and he lived in Diyar-Bakir (in Turkey) during the 6th century AH (12th century CE).

Al Jazari and the History of the Water Clock

Al Jazari and the History of the Water Clock :Al-Jazari’s full name is given at the start of his book[1] He was al-Shaykh Ra’is al-A’mal Badi’ al-Zaman Abu al-‘Izz ibn Isma’il ibn al-Razzaz al

28 January 2007

Antikythera Mechanism : Ancient Analogue Astronomical Computer

The Antikythera mechanism (Greek: O μηχανισμός των Αντικυθήρων transliterated as O mēchanismós tōn Antikythērōn) is an ancient mechanical analog computer (as opposed to digital computer) designed to calculate astronomical posi

The History of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism is perhaps the most perplexing piece of ancient machinery ever discovered. Its clockwork gears have puzzled researchers since its discovery in 1901, when a group of sponge divers off the isle of Antikythera found the ancient obje

Antikythera Mechanism FIRST Analog computer

Antikythera mechanism is the earliest known mechanical analog computer. It was designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was discovered in 1901 in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, and has been da

Antikythera Mechanism : Kinetikon Pictures

[It is to the prehistory of the mechanical clock that we must look for important analogies to the Antikythera mechanism and for an assessment of its significance. Unlike other mechanical devices, the clock did not evolve from the simple to the complex. Th

The Antikythera Mechanism

It is neither facile nor uninstructive to remark that the Antikythera mechanism dropped and sank--twice. The first time was around 76 B.C., when the intricate astronomical computer was lost with the rest of a treasure-ship's cargo. The second time came af

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