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The Antikythera Mechanism

August 9, 2014

Tags: ancient greece, ancient computers, astronomy, antikythera mechanism, archaeology

The Antikythera Mechanism (a glorified view)
A hundred years ago, Greek sponge divers brought up an archaeological find that has since baffled scientists. It was a remarkably well preserved mechanism with a complicated gear train and a calendar feature, broken down into months, spanning a 19-year cycle.

The Antikythera Mechanism, named for the Greek island off whose waters it was (more…)

The Olympics' ancient roots

August 9, 2014

Tags: olympics, olympia, zeus, olympic games, greece, ancient greece, archaeology

The first Olympic games, held in 776 B.C.E. in Olympia, in Greece's Peloponnese peninsula, were among the most notable events in the ancient world. Dedicated to Zeus, they had both athletic and religious significance. Here are a few fun ancient-Olympic facts for you trivia buffs:

* The games were interrupted midstream so that 100 oxen (more…)

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