The Antikythera Mechanism, The World’s “First Computer”

Over a century ago, the broken remains of the Antikythera Mechanism were recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, Greece. It was found in pieces, 82 fragments of an ancient puzzle that together revealed something of an anachronism: the world’s oldest known computer. Created some time around 150-100 B.C. in Ancient Greece, this …