Antikythera survey fails to find more parts of ancient computer

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New underwater investigations at a rich ancient shipwreck in Greece have uncovered dozens of artifacts, but no more pieces of the most famous item on the ship’s cargo – a 2,000-year-old astronomical instrument.

Antikythera survey fails to find more parts of ancient computer

Greece’s culture ministry said Wednesday that the May 22-June 11 survey by Greek and U.S. archaeologists off Antikythera island located about 60 metal, stone, pottery and glass objects.

Antikythera survey fails to find more parts of ancient computer

These included a bronze spear, which would have been part of a statue, four fragments of marble statues, and a gold ring.

Antikythera survey fails to find more parts of ancient computer

The 1st century B.C. wreck was found in 1900 and yielded marble and bronze statues, and parts of a complex bronze mechanism that showed the position of the planets and predicted eclipses.

Experts are hoping to find more of its pieces. The modern investigations started in 2012.

Source: The Associated Press [June 15, 2016]

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