Ancient Computer

The World's First Computer: Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism

Poster for Ancient Computer

Genres

Synopsys

In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of corroded bronze. Rusted remnants of gear wheels could be seen on its surface, suggesting some kind of intricate mechanism. The first X-ray studies confirmed that idea, but how it worked and what it was for puzzled scientists for decades. Recently, hi-tech imaging has revealed the extraordinary truth: this unique clockwork machine was the world's first computer.

Cast

    IMDB Website Trailer
    English / 53 min / 2013

    Name

    Birthdate

    person profile

    Biography

    IMDB Website

    Recommended

    Movies

    No movies found