How the Antikythera Mechanism Works

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In 1900 sponge divers found the wreck of a 2000 year-old treasure ship that contained within it a machine that should not exist. Learn of the device that reveals an understanding of the cosmos far more sophisticated than anyone knew the Greeks possessed.

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Topics in this Podcast: archimedes, astronomy, antikythera mechanism, archaeology, Ancient Greece, history