The Antikythera Machine Holds The Distinction of Being The Oldest Known Computer

In 1901, divers found the remains of a Roman-era ship in the sea near the Greek island of Antikythera. While searching the ship, they found a strange machine. The machine was made of bronze and only about one-third of it was left. According to experts, this hand-operated machine was 2000 years old and its purpose was to know astronomy, solar eclipse, and planetary rotation.

The Antikythera Machine Holds The Distinction of Being The Oldest Known Computer.
The Antikythera Machine Holds The Distinction of Being The Oldest Known Computer.

Experts have been unable to figure out how the machine works due to its complex system and incompleteness. However, in 2021, scientists at University College London were able to replicate it with a 3D printer and advanced materials. According to the head of the team, Professor Tony Frith, the device was designed based on mathematical principles and, thanks to its gear system and impressive performance, it deserves to be called the world’s first computer. The machine is currently in a museum in Athens. The Internet can be used for information related to this.

Intelligence endowed by nature has existed everywhere and in all ages, and it would be unfair to attribute the present form of science to any particular region or group, and that modern scientific inventions involve all mankind. The origin of scientific instruments or ideas started before this machine in Babylon, Egypt, China, and our own motherland India. Not only Ibn al-Haytham, al-Khwarizmi, and Ibn Sina, but also Bhaskar Acharya, Brahmagupta, and Aryabhata are our benefactors. We have to seriously think now why unscientific attitude has been embedded in every section of society. And why do we refuse to accept the most basic scientific theories??

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Source: Wikipedia