*Magnify*
    May     ►
SMTWTFS
2
3
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Archive RSS
SPONSORED LINKS
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/action/view/entry_id/1024548
Rated: E · Book · Experience · #2050107
A Journal to impart knowledge and facts
#1024548 added January 12, 2022 at 2:42pm
Restrictions: None
Antikythera mechanism January 2022
signature dancing owl


Prompt one of Mysterious 5 day challenge: Named after the island near where it was found by sponge divers 115 years ago, the Antikythera mechanism is an incredible machine of finely calibrated gears that appeared to be technology not available until at least the 10th century—but the mechanism was at least 2,000 years old.

Then in 2016, it was found in Andre the Blog Monkey's luggage when he returned to Canada from a magical mystery ship vacation.

Can anybody shed some light on this mysterious object?{{/b}

Is Andre related to Curious George by any chance? I guess not they are both just often up to Monkey Shines. I have to say if this item was in Andre's luggage he must have visited the National Archaeological Museum at Athens. This is where the original parts and the more modern models of the Antikythera reside. The original Antikythera Mechanism is believed to have been built between 150 and 100 B.C.

However, because the parts brought up from the sea at the time of the recovery were in such a difficult state of preservation it was not easy to figure out how the mechanism was used.

Derek J de Solia Price, who lived from 1922-1983, was a Yale University Professor. He began to work on the mystery of the mechanism in 1951. He actually built a replica model during his lifetime, while he studied the original.

Wikipedia has an article called Antikythera Mechanism, that contains a picture of Price with his model. If you click on the picture it gives other pictures, which show in depth, the original object taken from the sea and it explains many things in picture form about the object that Price built using his studies.

The original mechanism is a calculator. Its' function is basically to use comparative science to reach conclusions about how the sun and planets revolved around the earth's two poles. Using data fed to the mechanism it predicted positions and motions of planets and moons. Also, it used gears and hand power.

Most recently, because of new discoveries in 2021; about the ancient parts of this mechanism, by history scientist working for UCL. A new and more accurate model was built.

Andre should return the object to the museum.

Word Count = 382 this also contains the prompt at the beginning which makes the article 300.

Reference: Wikipedia and UCL article /size}



















apondia#1781748






© Copyright 2022 Apondia (UN: judithd at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
Apondia has granted Writing.Com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/action/view/entry_id/1024548