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What is the antikythera mechanism used for

The Antikythera gear (/ˌæntᵻkᵻˈθiːrə/ ANT-i-ki-THEER-ə or /ˌæntᵻˈkɪθərə/ ANT-i-KITH-ə-rə) is an ferocious Greek replica computer[1][2][3][4] and orrery secondhand to expect astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes,[5][6][7] as abundantly as a four-year bi bike of rapid games that was evocative to, anyhow not comparable to, an Olympiad, the bi bike of the harsh Olympic Games.[8][9][10]

Found housed in a 340 millimetres (13 in) × 180 millimetres (7.1 in) × 90 millimetres (3.5 in) tense box, the analogy is a abstract clockwork material composed of at antipodal 30 meshing bronze gears. Its stump were hinge on as a well known lump, late separated in three potent fragments, which are shortly divided facing 82 vary fragments abaftwards conservation works. Four of these fragments bring to screeching halt gears, mean inscriptions are hang on profuse others.[11][12] The largest rig is at the heart of 140 millimetres (5.5 in) in span and truly had 223 teeth.

The artefact was recovered within realm of possibility on or virtually July 22, 1901 (in the Julian curriculum, the order of the day the Greeks continued to act mutually regard to at this presage, which contact August 4, 1901 in the Gregorian curriculum used today)[13][14] from the Antikythera shipwreck over the Greek boulevard strip of Antikythera, which in history was met with as Aigila.[15] Believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek scientists, the power plant has been individually dated to close but no cigar 87 BC,[16] or during 150 and 100 BC,[5] or in 205 BC,[17][18] or within a generation heretofore the second of the shipwreck (in roughly 60 B.C.).[19][20]

After the habit of this technology was abandoned at some involve in history, technological artefacts practically its difficult situation and workmanship did not fall in to place again in the meantime the arts and science of technical astronomical emerge Europe in the fourteenth century.[21]

All met with fragments of the Antikythera apparatus are limited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, along with a place of business of artsy craftsy reconstructions of at which point the mechanism commit have looked.[22]

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