The Antikythera Mechanism
12x 8 inches (Tablet)
13x 8 inches (Tablet + Stand)
"We've had to rethink history of technology completely as a result of this single object", Tony Freeth, University College London.
"If the ancient Greeks had understood the capabilities of the technology they created, then they would have reached the moon within 300 years, and we'd now been exploring the nearest stars", Arthur C. Clarke
From the Ancient Relica Series, The famous Antikythera Mechanism first computer engraved/etched on pure black slate with distressed edges! First discovered in a Roman-era shipwreck by Greek sponge divers in 1900 beside Antikythera Island, the fragments of a hand-powered mechanism called an “ancient calculator" was found. The shoebox-size device has a complex gearwheel system of 30 intricate bronze gear wheels, a 19-year calendar & a 223-month eclipse prediction dial and was capable of accurately predicting the motions of the five planets known to the ancient Greeks, as well as the sun, the phases of the moon & the solar and lunar eclipses — displaying them all relative to the timings of ancient events such as the Olympic Games 4-year cycle. This makes it an analog computer of great complexity. No other machine of known existence shows a similarity in advanced engineering for at least another 1,000 years & is widely regarded as a new Wonder of the World.
ANCIENT RELICA SERIES
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Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting. The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery. You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel. Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal. Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images. These relics you CAN touch! Discover your World!
Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection. This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired. Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.