Antikythera Mechanism Research Project (AMRP)

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project (AMRP)

Enthalten in
Technische Bereitstellung
School of Physics and Astronomy [Cardiff University]: Cardiff, UK <http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/>
Von

Prof. Mike Edmunds

"More than a hundred years ago an extraordinary mechanism was found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community of experts on the ancient world. Was it an astrolabe? Was it an orrery or an astronomical clock? Or something else? For decades, scientific investigation failed to yield much light and relied more on imagination than the facts. However research over the last half century has begun to reveal its secrets. It dates from around the 1st century B.C. and is the most sophisticated mechanism known from the ancient world. Nothing as complex is known for the next thousand years. 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."

Sprache

english


Land

United Kingdom