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Blogosphere. How to make Science Toys at Home. The Antikythera Mechanism: Viewzone. In 1900 a sponge diver was working in the Mediterranian, just off the island of Antikythera at a depth of about 138 feet.

The Antikythera Mechanism: Viewzone

Divers had noticed various fragments of ancient cargo scattered along the bottom of this location but it was one Elias Stadaitos who discovered the source of these artifacts. Elias found the remains of a Roman cargo ship and for many months he returned to the site to find statues, pottery and interesting clumps of rock which often encrusted metalic objects. In May of 1902 an archaeologist named Valerios Stais noticed that one piece of interesting rock seemed to have what looked like a gear wheel embedded in it and set the piece aside for further inspection. Antikythera2012's Channel‬‏