Astronomical calculator kept track of ancient Olympics

413340241 Astronomical calculator kept track of ancient Olympics

The inclusion of the Olympic data on the 2,100-year-old Antikythera mechanism provides evidence that for its scientific sophistication, the device also was put to practical use, researchers say.

A 2,100-year-old bronze and iron computer that predicted eclipses and other astronomical events also showed the cycle of the Greek Olympics and the related games that led up to it, researchers reported today.

LA Times

3 thoughts on “Astronomical calculator kept track of ancient Olympics

  1. The Greeks were so amazing that we are still grasping to understand their brilliance with all of our modern technologies. What a shame many great greek books were burned in many a fire. Anthropology, Art History and History is so fucking cool.

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