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The World's First Computer

Season 1
2014ALL
It’s called the Antikythera Mechanism. A mysterious lump of calcified stone containing various gearwheels discovered in an ancient shipwreck. It’s thought to be one of the earliest-ever computers, used to predict solar eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. Now scientists are revealing more surprising and awe-inspiring details of an object that continues to mystify.
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  1. 1. The World's First Computer
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    August 10, 2014
    1 h 14 min
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    It’s called the Antikythera Mechanism. A mysterious lump of calcified stone containing various gearwheels discovered in an ancient shipwreck. It’s thought to be one of the earliest-ever computers, used to predict solar eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. Now scientists are revealing more surprising and awe-inspiring details of an object that continues to mystify.

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Directors
Mike Beckham
Producers
Mike Beckham
Network
Images First Ltd
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