Ancient Technology

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History books are wonderful windows into the human past but beware, they can also be misleading. On the whole, historians do a remarkable job of piecing together what happened long ago but they too make mistakes and quite often these mistakes are deliberate. Here are ten popular examples of direct and indirect ancient technology that have upset the official story.

ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

 

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The Antikythera Mechanism is currently on display in the Hellenic Museum in Athens, Greece.

This curious mechanical device is often described as the World’s first analogue computer was retrieved by sponge divers off the coast of Antikythera in or around 1900AD. Scientists all agree that it is real and that it dates from some time during the 2nd century BC making it well over 2,000 years old. It comprises of a complex system of dials, gears and cogs of extraordinary precision. Experts agree that it represents a standard of production that would not be seen again until the rise of complex clocks and clockwork in the 18th century. The Rest Of The Story…