178 years BC scientists talked about the first computer in the history of mankind

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists told when the very first computer in the world was launched – the Antikythera Mechanism, which was discovered by sponge divers in 1901 near the Greek island of Antikythera.

The mechanism looks like a shoebox, which has gears and dials with many tiny inscriptions built into it. The device, among other things, is designed to predict solar and lunar eclipses, determine the dates of various Greek sports games and holidays.

Archaeologists believe that this mechanism was first launched on December 22, 178 BC. It is this date that is called because all the calculations made with the help of the Antikythera “computer” are based on it.

It is also noted that on this day there was a solar eclipse that lasted 12 minutes, and December 23 was the winter solstice.

During this period, the Ishii festival, a celebration in honor of the Egyptian goddess Isis, was celebrated in both Egypt and Greece. In addition, the phases of the moon began on December 22.

According to scientists, this is a “very rare coincidence”, because the launch of the mechanism would be unforgettable.

“In order to use a measuring instrument, a reference point is required before the measurement procedure. Like a calendar that needs a fixed date, such as 1 A.D.

“The one who used this mechanism would need an initial date on which all calculations would be based,” the researchers noted.


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