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First post today is for Paul Andruss who shares the remarkable find in 1900 of an ancient analogue computer from 250BC. We think of Romans and their Empire as being invaders who gave us straight roads and built villas with central heating.. but the mechanics involved in some of their everyday operations were not to be utilised in our time for another 2000 years. Paul shares the evidence of both the Greek and Roman ingenuity…fascinating stuff.
In 1900, off the coast of the Greek Isle of Antikythera, fishermen discovered a sunken wreck from Roman times lying 150 feet underwater. The recovery operation was ground breaking given the deep-sea diving equipment of the time. A modern underwater archaeologist described it as being like ‘drunks…
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