The mechanism was probably built by an mechanic engineer of the school of Posidonius in Rhodes. Cicero, who visited the island in 79/78 B.C. reported that such devices were indeed designed by the Stoic philosopher Posidonius of Apamea. The design of the Antikythera mechanism appears to follow the tradition of Archimedes' planetarium, and may be related to sundials. His modus operandi is based on the use of gears. The machine is dated around 89 B.C. and comes from the wreck found off the island of Antikythera. National Archaeological Museum, Athens, No. 15987.
The Antikythera Mechanism is a kind of astrolabe found in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. It is one of the most sophisticated mechanisms known from antiquity.
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