Tag: Orkney International Science Festival

The Antikythera Mechanism #OISF

The original remnants were recovered in 1901 from the wreck of a Roman ship off the island of Antikythera in Greece, giving it its name. Initially it looked just like a mass of bronze and wood, corroded after its time under the sea, and was largely ignored as it looked too complex to be contemporary with the other finds in the ship, and was thought to be from a much later period.