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  • The Sunken Treasure - The Antikythera shipwreck | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    of the ship masterpieces of Greek art and technology The exhibition The sunken treasure tells the story of a ship that sank around 70 60 BC during a storm off the Island of Antikythera near Crete The ship had been sailing from Greece to Italy with a cargo of magnificent pieces of Greek art destined for the Roman market They included exquisite marble and bronze sculptures among them the world famous likeness of a philosopher gold jewellery silver coins and vessels richly decorated glassware luxurious pieces of furniture and transport amphorae A mysterious machine made up of bronze gears was also found at the bottom of the ocean The so called Antikythera mechanism is considered to be the world s oldest computer and one of the most important discoveries in the history of archaeology Researchers are still trying to find out what exactly the device was used for What we do know is that it was a model of the movements of the sun and the moon and thus a type of calendar Besides presenting the ship s sensational cargo the Basel exhibition will also explain why it was sailing from Greece to Rome In the 1st century BC Rome had become a new world power The Romans were importing luxury goods for their villas as well as technology from Greece which would help them maintain their position of power The exhibition will also give an insight into the history of underwater archaeology Discovered by sponge divers in 1900 the ship and its precious cargo have been examined numerous times Even one of the pioneers in marine research Jacques Yves Cousteau made a dive on the wreck The research has become a milestone in underwater archaeology In the autumn of 2015 researchers from various countries will once again set out

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/events/exhibitions/basel-2015&favtitle=The%20Sunken%20Treasure%20-%20The%20Antikythera%20shipwreck (2016-02-11)
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  • The Sunken Treasure - The Antikythera shipwreck | Πρόγραμμα Μελέτης Μηχανισμού Αντικυθήρων
    The exhibits will consist of items from the sensational cargo of the ship masterpieces of Greek art and technology The exhibition The sunken treasure tells the story of a ship that sank around 70 60 BC during a storm off the Island of Antikythera near Crete The ship had been sailing from Greece to Italy with a cargo of magnificent pieces of Greek art destined for the Roman market They included exquisite marble and bronze sculptures among them the world famous likeness of a philosopher gold jewellery silver coins and vessels richly decorated glassware luxurious pieces of furniture and transport amphorae A mysterious machine made up of bronze gears was also found at the bottom of the ocean The so called Antikythera mechanism is considered to be the world s oldest computer and one of the most important discoveries in the history of archaeology Researchers are still trying to find out what exactly the device was used for What we do know is that it was a model of the movements of the sun and the moon and thus a type of calendar Besides presenting the ship s sensational cargo the Basel exhibition will also explain why it was sailing from Greece to Rome In the 1st century BC Rome had become a new world power The Romans were importing luxury goods for their villas as well as technology from Greece which would help them maintain their position of power The exhibition will also give an insight into the history of underwater archaeology Discovered by sponge divers in 1900 the ship and its precious cargo have been examined numerous times Even one of the pioneers in marine research Jacques Yves Cousteau made a dive on the wreck The research has become a milestone in underwater archaeology In the autumn of

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/el/node/733 (2016-02-11)
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  • The Sunken Treasure - The Antikythera shipwreck | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    consist of items from the sensational cargo of the ship masterpieces of Greek art and technology The exhibition The sunken treasure tells the story of a ship that sank around 70 60 BC during a storm off the Island of Antikythera near Crete The ship had been sailing from Greece to Italy with a cargo of magnificent pieces of Greek art destined for the Roman market They included exquisite marble and bronze sculptures among them the world famous likeness of a philosopher gold jewellery silver coins and vessels richly decorated glassware luxurious pieces of furniture and transport amphorae A mysterious machine made up of bronze gears was also found at the bottom of the ocean The so called Antikythera mechanism is considered to be the world s oldest computer and one of the most important discoveries in the history of archaeology Researchers are still trying to find out what exactly the device was used for What we do know is that it was a model of the movements of the sun and the moon and thus a type of calendar Besides presenting the ship s sensational cargo the Basel exhibition will also explain why it was sailing from Greece to Rome In the 1st century BC Rome had become a new world power The Romans were importing luxury goods for their villas as well as technology from Greece which would help them maintain their position of power The exhibition will also give an insight into the history of underwater archaeology Discovered by sponge divers in 1900 the ship and its precious cargo have been examined numerous times Even one of the pioneers in marine research Jacques Yves Cousteau made a dive on the wreck The research has become a milestone in underwater archaeology In the autumn of 2015 researchers from

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/fr/node/733 (2016-02-11)
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  • Olympiad_Dial.jpg | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    Media clips Movies Events News List of events Exhibitions News FAQ Bibliography Credits Contact You are here Image Galleries Various Olympiad Dial jpg Olympiad Dial jpg Login or register to post comments Tags Various Tweets by antikytheradive Upgrade tasks Check upgrade status Update modules Enable maintenance mode Verify maintenance theme Verify access to update php Disable non core modules Verify default theme Backup current site Replace Drupal core Run update

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/node/194 (2016-02-11)
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  • Second paper on the Antikythera Mechanism published in science journal Nature | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    in science journal Nature A new paper from the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project AMRP is published in the prestige science journal Nature on July 31st 2008 It reveals surprising results on the back dials of the Antikythera Mechanism including a dial dedicated to the four year Olympiad Cycle of athletic games in ancient Greece The research team has also deciphered all the months on the Mechanism s 19 year calendar revealing month names that are of Corinthian origin probably from a Corinthian colony of the western Hellenic world overturning the previous idea that the Mechanism was from the eastern part of the Mediterranean For the first time we have direct evidence of its cultural origins Additional research has also transformed our understanding of the Mechanism s sophisticated eclipse prediction dials These results have extended the previous work of the AMRP on the complex structure of the Mechanism s gears and dials and have added new and intriguing cultural and social dimensions Links to the article and supplementary material Nature has selected this story to feature in one of their monthly videos Read here about the international documentary on the Antikythera Mechanism Bookmark Search this post with Google Plus One Pinterest

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/project/publications/nature-2008&favtitle=Second%20paper%20on%20the%20Antikythera%20Mechanism%20published%20in%20science%20journal%20Nature (2016-02-11)
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  • Hewlett-Packard Team | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    system to examine the surface inscriptions and other features on the Antikythera Mechanism The HP team Tom Malzbender Dan Gelb and Bill Ambrisco brought with them a remarkable piece of specialist equipment a Dome that surrounds the sample under examination and takes a series of still photos to analyze the three dimensional structure of the surface The HP Team at Delphi photo by Tony Freeth Bill Ambrisco Tom Malzbender and

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/project/team/hp&favtitle=Hewlett-Packard%20Team (2016-02-11)
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  • Ioannis Theofanidis | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    Bibliography Credits Contact You are here History People Ioannis Theofanidis Ioannis Theofanidis By Antikythera Mec Posted on 27 August 2013 Bookmark Search this post with Google Plus One Pinterest Antikythera activity Start Year 1923 End Year 1934 Tags Model Maker Researcher on the Mechanism Marine officer Tweets by antikytheradive Upgrade tasks Check upgrade status Update modules Enable maintenance mode Verify maintenance theme Verify access to update php Disable non core

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/history/people/ioannis-theofanidis&favtitle=Ioannis%20Theofanidis (2016-02-11)
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  • Derek John de Solla Price | The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
    Derek John de Solla Price Derek John de Solla Price By Antikythera Mec Posted on 13 August 2013 Bookmark Search this post with Google Plus One Pinterest Antikythera activity Start Year 1953 End Year 1983 Login or register to post comments Tags Researcher on the Mechanism Historian of Science and or Technology Physicist Tweets by antikytheradive Upgrade tasks Check upgrade status Update modules Enable maintenance mode Verify maintenance theme Verify

    Original URL path: http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/history/people/derek-john-de-solla-price&favtitle=Derek%20John%20de%20Solla%20Price (2016-02-11)
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