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The following BBC special further explores the other nightdevice. Also see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17989915
Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism (Preview)
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.