Warning: imagecreatefromstring(): Data is not in a recognized format in /home/bestitbl/public_html/galido.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/fbomatic-facebook-post-generator/fbomatic-facebook-post-generator.php on line 4097
Home » IT & Tech Blogs » Information Technology » World’s Oldest Computer

World’s Oldest Computer

The secrets of one of the most remarkable technological finds from Ancient Greece have been probed for the first time using powerful X-ray imaging equipment, specially shipped to Athens.

The Antikythera Mechanism as it is known, is regarded as the world’s oldest “computer” and is thought to have been used to predict solar and lunar eclipses and record dates of the ancient Olympiad. Its remains were recovered from a Roman shipwreck off the southern coast of Greece in 1901. The Antikythera mechanism, is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer) designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 190001 from the Antikythera wreck, but its complexity and significance were not understood until decades later. It is now thought to have been built about 150100 BC. Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks appeared in Europe.


Source: Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism


Thank you for reading IT Blog

Check Also

World’s Fastest Supercomputers 2017

The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. Here is a list of the World fastest super computers, updated from June 2017.

4 comments

  1. It is amazing how advanced were people from ancient Greece. Sometimes I think that we can still learn from them 😉

  2. Excellent blog!

  3. Crazy what ancient times were like

  4. I’m sure there were civilizations that used computers prior to us

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!