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World's First Computer

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Known as "the Antikythera mechanism" for its discovery in Antikythera, and estimated to be the most complex human artifact created for the next 1,000 years, this 2,000 year old machine calculated Solar and Lunar eclipses, along with other important dates for the ancient Greeks.


This NOVA (PBS series) episode shows how modern technology and painstaking research unveiled the secrets of this machine that had puzzled everyone since its discovery by divers in 1900.

The program aired today, April 3, 2013 in most affiliated TV stations and should be available to view online soon, at: Ancient Computer | PBS.org