Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Antikythera Mechanism

History, Technology, Design and the Ancients combined!! With the Olympics only days away here is an astonishing story and video that I hope you'll take a few moments to watch. If you go back in my posts or remember my story about the old man at Ephesus you'll see why I took his words so seriously. In a quick reminder, the old man said, "The ancients had powers that we don't know about"

This is the story about an ancient Greek clock that displays astronomical and Olympic times. The story was posted today on Boing Boing and the video comes from the Nature Journal of Science. This is fascinating in so many ways and well worth your time. To think I depend on my cell phone now for the time of day!

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