The world’s oldest mechanical computer: Antikythera came with a built in instruction manual. This ancient Greek computer called the Antikythera mechanism continues to puzzle scientists as to what it was used for.
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in from the Antikythera wreck, but its significance and complexity were not understood until a century later.
The Antikythera Mechanism - Mysteries of Ancient Greece
The Antikythera Mechanism is an analog computer dating back to 200 BC, and now on display inside the National Archaeological Museum of Greece in Athens. Read on to find out more about one of the greatest mysteries of Ancient Greece.
The Antikythera Mechanism is now understood to be dedicated to astronomical phenomena and operates as a complex mechanical "computer" which tracks the cycles of the Solar System. From antikythera-mechanism.