VirtueScience Home
Home | Blogs (Start Yours-FREE) | Invite | Members |
Over 4000 Articles
VirtueScience Home
Blogs Articles
Articles: Character Improvement The Number Database The Physical Body World Events
The Esoteric Section Tactics and Self Defence Healing Society Conceptual Science
Scientific Theories Webmaster Tips and Tricks Financial Freedom Art, Music, Poetry
Living Space/Environmental Mysteries of the World Non-Duality & Spirituality Shamanism/Magick

You are here: Index location Mysteries of the World location Case of the Antikythera Mechanism

Case of the Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism

A perplexing artifact was recovered by sponge-divers from a shipwreck in 1900 off the coast of Antikythera, a small island that lies northwest of Crete. The divers brought up from the wreck a great many marble and and bronze statues that had apparently been the ship's cargo. Among the findings was a hunk of corroded bronze that contained some kind of mechanism composed of many gears and wheels. Writing on the case indicated that it was made in 80 B.C., and many experts at first thought it was an astrolabe, an astronomer's tool. An x-ray of the mechanism, however, revealed it to be far more complex, containing a sophisticated system of differential gears. Gearing of this complexity was not known to exist until 1575! It is still unknown who constructed this amazing instrument 2,000 years ago or how the technology was lost.

You are here: Index location Mysteries of the World location Case of the Antikythera Mechanism






Hi, I am James Barton the founder of VirtueScience and Author of "Inner Medicine" which details my discoveries regarding the virtues along with practical exercises to awaken natural virtue. I have a wide range of interests but the main focus of this site now is the virtues and character. Please join free to contribute to the blogs and forums.

Privacy | Terms of Service | Contact | Established 2002. Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved