Archaeology News Headlines May 2014

The Morien Institute - The events of July 16th to 22nd 1994, when the remnants of a fragmenting comet, P/Shoemaker-Levy 9, bombarded the surface of Jupiter causing fireballs many times the size of our own planet, were an abrupt wake-up call even for those who were aware of them. The historical sciences generally, and Archaeology in particular, have collectively painted a picture of the past as if our planet stands alone in empty space. Nothing could be further from reality. Our resilient planet exists in a solar system that has experienced a very dynamic history over the past 20 to 30 millennia, and it is only from this wider solar system perspective that the true history of human civilisation will ever be fully understood. The Morien Institute archive therefore contains relevant material from many disciplines.

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As we enter the 21st century technological advances are coming to the aid of scientists of all descriptions. But it will likely be the Marine Archaeologists, whose discoveries on the continental shelves that were once the coastal plains of the archaic world that will most significantly change our picture of the past. We cannot go on thinking of the past from the scant knowledge available to us from excavations of the remains of ancient peoples discovered solely on the dry land we now live on.

This dry land comprises around 29% of the total surface area of our planet and the remaining 71% is currently ocean. Over the last 17 years or so The Morien Institute has been carefully documenting as much information about new discoveries underwater as we can find, and The Morien Institute Marine Archaeology Archive gives just a glimpse of the many recent discoveries showing evidence of sometimes ‘vast coastal settlements’ that were inundated by rising seas in ancient times.

During the last Ice Age the ‘sea-levels were more than 300 feet lower than they are today’, and a wide band either side of the equator enjoyed a pleasant enough climate for human civilisation to have flourished in many parts of the world. When the sea levels rose as the ice sheets melted ‘many coastal settlements disappeared under the waves’ – forgotten except in the oral traditions of peoples in every land. These oral traditions represent an invaluable archive of knowledge from the archaic world, but they are almost always dismissed by academic archaeologists and prehistorians who have traditionally regarded them simply as ‘quaint myths’ which they collectively claimed have no bearing on reality.

But that is a very foolish perspective. What remains of the oral traditions of the many ancient societies that once developed on our planet must be preserved at all costs so that future peoples can study the wisdom of ancient peoples with an open mind that was sadly absent from past academic thinking. These oral traditions are now acknowledged as being the invaluable ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ of ancient peoples, and represent a collective understanding of the natural world that had developed through careful observation over countless millennia. Despite the scepticism expressed in some academic disciplines, we cannot afford to let this ancient knowledge die out simply because the supposed “experts” of today cannot understand it.

Neither can we continue to look at the prehistory of human societies and civilisations as if our planet somehow stands alone in empty space. Nothing could be further from reality. Our immediate solar system environment is more of a ‘cosmic shooting gallery’ than a vast expanse of emptiness, and a great body of evidence is building which shows that the environmental impact of encounters with comets, asteroids and cometary debris has been responsible for ‘the destruction of numerous ancient civilisations’ on several occasions in the archaic world over the past 10 to 20 millennia.

Alongside this our planet orbits a very dynamic star, which we call the Sun, and modern research is showing that our weather, and its long-term trends we refer to as our climate, is very much determined by its moods. Sometimes the sun is quiet, with few sunspots and few solar storms. At other times it is very active with many sunspots, many solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) of charged particles that impact our geomagnetic field with sometimes disastrous consequences for all organisms on Earth, including humans and their societies.

Many scientists are coming to realise that these strong, X-class CMEs can, and have had, catastrophic effects on our climate, abruptly ending Ice Ages and bringing with them solar radiation that can threaten all life on Earth. Exactly how many times this has happened in the past is unknown at present, but scientists are beginning to recognise their “fingerprints” in a variety of proxy data records, and in the near future we will know more for certain.

Throughout the last few hundred years, and quite probably before that, individual researchers ranging from the eccentric ‘Gentleman Antiquarians’ of the 17 & 1800s to the so-called ‘dissident professors’ of the 20th century have pursued lines of enquiry which has horrified general academia. Those individuals were ridiculed and their ideas vociferously opposed by academic archaeologists and prehistorians who had often invested a lifetime’s work in what the more honest amongst them might reluctantly admit in private company to have been a totally inaccurate view of human prehistory.

Theories that many ‘megalithic sites’ began life as some form of observatories acting as ‘early-warning systems’ for imminent impacts of cosmic debris from the break up of a giant comet have been emerging over the last 30-50 years or so. Evidence supporting these theories is helping not only to date some of these monuments, but also illustrates how well their builders were oriented in time and space. A new appreciation that our ancestors were acutely aware that the Earth orbited the Sun, and that it periodically encountered streams of cometary debris, suggests that ancient peoples understood the dynamics of the solar system to a far greater degree than has previously been acknowledged.

Dr. Duncan Steel, then of Spaceguard Australia, presented a paper to the Society for Inter-Disciplinary Studies conference at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, in July of 1997, in which he gave details of his research suggesting that the earlier ‘henge circle’ which preceded the stone circles at Stonehenge could have been deliberately constructed to function as a ‘cosmic impact early warning system’. His paper, “Before the Stones: Stonehenge I as a Cometary Catastrophe Predictor” makes for interesting reading for all serious students of ancient astronomy, astro-archaeology, archaeoastronomy and prehistory.

The Cambridge Conference focussed primarily on the effects of ‘natural catastrophes resulting from the impacts of cometary debris’. These impacts were presented as being the likely causes of the sudden collapse and in many cases the total destruction of various Bronze Age civilisations, giving rise to radical cultural changes, and to a number of new religions with accompanying astro-mythologies that had hitherto been impossible for academia to understand.

The simultaneous collapse of these civilizations has long puzzled archaeologists and prehistorians as the vast areas affected ran right across the ‘fertile crescent’ destroying the most advanced societies of the time, ranging in distance from Greece and Anatolia through to Mesopotamia and Afghanistan and continuing eastwards to encompass India and Central Asia.

The cause of the most perplexing ‘Bronze Age Event’ around 2350 – 2300 BC has only recently become clear as a wide variety of ‘ologists from various disciplines have begun reviewing the mythologies of the time. What they have found throughout numerous inter-disciplinary studies are the accurate observations of ancient skywatchers describing cosmic bombardment and flooding which in every case, and in every region, came directly from the ancient skies.

These ‘natural cosmic catastrophes’ were recorded by all ancient societies and passed down through countless generations to become the oral traditions that are held sacred by the peoples whose ancestors directly experienced them, but which are often dismissed as being ‘quaint myths that have no bearing on reality’ by so-called scholars who have never even tried to understand them. Bombardment of our planet by cosmic debris is, like all things in the natural world, a cyclical phenomena. If ancient traditions are any indication it has happened many times in the past, and if we dismiss the records kept by ancient peoples simply because they were recorded in a language that our modern scientists cannot understand, then we will not be prepared when it happens again.

The sophistication and unprecedented accuracy of ‘the astronomical phenomena that was an integral part of almost all of the megalithic structures’ that have been discovered on most continents suggests a long period of development, yet academic archaeologists and prehistorians have been at a loss to explain them. Most have simply ignored the astronomy, or made idiotic statements about ancient peoples not being capable of that level of understanding, but ‘there they are for all the world to see’.

In October 1900, Captain Dimitrious Kondos was leading a team of sponge divers near the island of Antikythera off the coast of Greece. They noticed a shipwreck about 180 feet below the surface and began to investigate. Amongst the artifacts that they brought up was a coral-encrusted piece of metal that later Archaeologists found was some sort of gear wheel. The rest of the artifacts, along with the shape of the boat, suggested a date around 2000 years ago, which made the find one of the most anomalous that had ever been recovered from the world’s seas. It became known as ‘The Antikythera Mechanism’.

In 2006 the journal “Nature” published a letter, and a full paper about the mechanism was published in 2008, detailing the findings of Prof. Mike G. Edmunds of Cardiff University. Using high-resolution X-ray tomography to study the fragments of the anomalous Antikythera Mechanism, they found that it was in fact ‘a bronze mechanical analog computer’ that could be used to calculate the positions and various cycles of the Moon – as seen from the Earth.

This incredible discovery is indisputable evidence that ancient peoples were far more capable of understanding the cyclical nature of the movements of celestial bodies and various temporary celestial phenomena than they have previously been given credit for, and
‘The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project’ has definitively shown that they were also more than capable of constructing devices which could predict them. There was much discussion about its supposed anomalous nature, but it is only anomalous if viewed in isolation or in the context of a completely inaccurate view of prehistory. In the context of the astronomical knowledge embedded into the siting and construction of megalithic structures a long period of development becomes evident, and is deserving of radical review in light of The Antikythera Mechanism.

Over the past 17 years or so The Morien Institute has archived new archaeological discoveries as well as new interpretations of old archaeological discoveries. In our news pages we list many items that may not seem directly related to a better understanding of what our ancestors saw and experienced in ancient skies. But ‘astro-mythology’ and its interpretation, and constant review of our currently poor appreciation of the scientific achievements of our ancestors remains the common theme that we feel ties most of them together. It is only an open-minded approach to prehistory, and a willingness to accept what is found rather then attempting to make new discoveries fit into some pre-conceived paradigm, that will help us gain a better understanding of our ancient past than is currently taught in our schools, colleges and universities.

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May 2014

“Rock-Shelter in Spain Evidences Early Human Use of Fire”

Popular Archaeology (USA)

“As Syria’s war rages, this cradle of civilisation is plundered”

The National (United Arab Emirates)

“Origins of Inebriation Revealed”

Live Science (USA)

“Forget anaconda, this monster snake had crocs for dinner!”

BD News24 (Bangladesh)

“Vandals deface prehistoric ‘Pregnant Buffalo’ rock art”

Deseret News (USA)

“Kiwis don’t have Aussie roots”

ABC Science News (Australia)

“Unique Crusader-era monastery seal found in Jerusalem”

Ha’aretz (Israel)

“Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave”

The Art Newspaper (USA)

“Once upon a time in Rakhigarhi”

BLink (India)

“Archaeologists Excavate for Archaic Greek City of Tenea”

Popular Archaeology (USA)

“Chilean students discover 7,000-year-old mummy after earthquake brings it to the surface”

Standart News (Bulgaria)

“In the Holy Land, piles of stones take on a contested ideological significance”

The Guardian (UK)

“Firm plundered Tanjung Tuan wreck over past two years”

The Star Online (Malaysia)

“Ancient Fossilized Human Feces Provide Evidence of Extinct Caribbean Cultures”

International Business Times (India)

“Doggerland’s lost world shows melting glaciers have drowned lands before, and may again”

Heritage Daily (UK)

“Humans Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?”

French Tribune (France)

“Richard III: Why the rows are likely to rumble on”

BBC News (UK)

“Richard III’s bones will be laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral after judges rejected a legal bid by campaigners who want him buried in York.

But if you thought that was the end of the saga, you are in for a surprise.

When archaeologists began excavating the former Greyfriars church in Leicester, few would have imagined how events would turn out.

But every day of the excavation left the archaeologists, then the authorities and eventually the world, increasingly agog at what was being discovered.

Most saw it as a chance to explore the city’s medieval past, spiced with a million-to-one shot of finding the lost grave of Richard III. “

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“Ready for May’s Surprise Meteor Shower?”
– watch on night of May 23/24 – clear skies

Sky & Telescope (USA)

“Authorities Find Pre-Inca Site in Northern Piura Region”

Peruvian Times (Peru)

“Lost Maya city of Noh Kah has been mapped”

Past Horizons (UK)

“Unique statue of Phoenician priest discovered in Sidon”

The Daily Star (Lebanon)

“Ceremonial ‘Axis’ Road Discovered in Heart of Ancient City of Cahokia”

Western Digs (USA)

“Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis”

Ahram Online (Egypt)

“Petra, built for the sun gods?”


“Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft, statecraft”

Helsinki Times (Finland)

“Tests Suggest Age of Prehistoric Naples Canal”


“King Ptolemy II Temple Unearthed in Beni Suef”

AllAfrica News (Egypt)

“Wreck off coast of Haiti may be Columbus’s flag ship”

Cayman News Service (Cayman Islands)

“Fossil feces tell the tale of ancient Caribbean migration”

Examiner (USA)

“Fossilized feces known as coprolites have been used for the first time to verify the movements of ancient Americans from South America to the islands of the Caribbean about 1,500 years ago.

The research was presented by Jessica Rivera-Perez of the University of Puerto Rico at the May 20, 2014, session of the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

The study confirms previous thought based on archaeologist’s discoveries and theories.

This is the first known use of coprolites to confirm the ethnicity and geographic origin of peoples that settled the Caribbean.”

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“Tomb found in Ayios Silas in Limassol”

Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)

“Female body discovered in centuries-old tomb”

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

“Comet theory false; doesn’t explain cold snap at the end of the Ice Age … “

SMU Research (USA)

“Discovery of Polish scientists in a medieval monastery in Sudan”

Nauka w Polsce (Poland)

“‘Scotland’s dodo’ bone found at Scottish Seabird Centre dig”

BBC News (UK)

“12 Early Christian Tombs Discovered in Constanta”

Argophilia (Germany)

“Dunragit road works unearth ancient treasure trove”

The Scotsman (Scotland)

“Nazis stole Buddha from space”

ABC Science News (Australia) [What? – Ed.]

“Coins found in excavations in Bulgaria capital city”

Focus (Bulgaria)

“Egypt’s Crocodile museum to re-open on Tuesday”

Ahram Online (Egypt)

“New Sites Bring the Earliest Americans Out of the Shadows”

Science Magazine (USA)

“World’s oldest sperm ‘preserved in bat poo'”

ABC Science News (Australia) [Well I… – Ed.]

“Discovery of the century: is it the wreckage of Columbus ‘Santa María'”

MercoPress (Uruguay)

“Archaeologists believe they may have found the wreckage of the Santa Maria, one of the ships Christopher Columbus used to sail the ocean blue en route to the ‘New World’ more than 500 years ago.

The wreck was discovered stuck on a reef at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti in the exact spot Columbus reported losing his flagship.

As it is known, Columbus took three ships on his famous voyage from Spain to ‘discover’ America in the 15th century: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

But what is not much remembered is that two of them: the Niña and Pinta made it back to Spain.

The Santa Maria did not.”

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“Doggerland’s lost world shows melting glaciers have drowned lands before, and may again”

The Conversation (UK)

“Tombs of ancient workers discovered”

China Daily (China)

“Settlement in Stonehenge Area Goes Back 10,000 Years”

History – in the headlines (USA)

“Mystery of mummified baby in Swansea is solved”

South Wales Evening Post (Cymru)

“13,500-Year-Old Tool-Making Site Uncovered in Idaho Forest”

Western Digs (USA)

“Doomed civilisation”

The News International (Pakistan)

“Totnes MP unveils plaque to Bronze Age shipwrecks”

Torquay Herald Express (England)

“Extinct, Kitten-Sized Hunter Stalked the Earth 13 Million Years Ago”

Science World Report (USA)

“Egypt unveils Pharaonic military men’s tombs”

Gulf Times (Qatar)

“Archaeologists discover 5,600-year-old preserved tomb in Egypt”

Middle East Online (Jordan)

“Letter: Earth’s climate goes through regular cycles”

The Pueblo Chieftain (USA)

[An excellant letter explaining perpetual climate change very succinctly. I couldn’t have put it better myself. For those wanting to better understand the man-made global warming scam, I can highly recommend:

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”
(DVD), sound science at its best – Ed.]

“Tomb gives insight into Saqqara’s history”

IOL (South Africa)

“Stonehenge was the London of the Mesolithic: River Avon acted like an A-Road for ancient log boats”

The Daily Mail Online (UK)

“Egypt Unveils Two Pharaonic Military Men’s Tombs”

NaharNet (Lebanon)

“Ancient Egyptians were largely veggies”

Odisha Sun Times (India)

“What exactly did people living along the banks of the Nile river thousands of years ago exactly eat?

New research has unlocked the secret: Like most modern people, their diet was wheat and barley-based.

‘We worked a lot with bones and teeth, while most researchers study hair, collagen and proteins. We also worked on many different periods, with not many individuals for each period, so we could cover a very long time span’, said lead researcher Alexandra Touzeau from the University of Lyon.

The main conclusion of the research was that cereals like millet and sorghum were only a minor part of the diet – less than 10 percent.

The team looked at carbon atoms in mummies that had lived in Egypt between 3,500 BC and 600 AD.”

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“Archaeologists find 3,000-year-old tomb south of Cairo”

ANSAmed (Italy)

“Dinosaurs had amazing bone healing ability: Scientists”

Tech Times (USA)

“Treasure hunters destroy tomb”

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

“Ancient Geoglyphs in Peru Predate Nazca Lines”

Popular Archaeology (USA)

“‘Vampire skeleton’ unearthed in Poland”

The News (Poland)

“Qatar coastal heritage revealed”

Past Horizons (UK)

“Turin’s Egyptian Museum ‘holds huge potential'”

ANSAmed (Italy)

“Stonehenge Find ‘Blows Lid Off’ Old Thinking”

Newser (USA)

“Byzantine ancestors of tablet computers found in Yenikapi diggings”

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

“Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way to Fairgrounds”

Science Now (USA)

“Seen from above, the jagged rocks strewn about the Chincha Valley desert in Peru seem inconspicuous. But stand in the desert itself and these rocks form lines that stretch toward the horizon.

Researchers have found that these lines were probably ancient signposts for the Paracas culture more than 2000 years ago, guiding people across the desert to gathering places for the winter solstice.

The Paracas people lived in what is now southern Peru from 800 to 100 B.C.E. They immediately preceded another culture called the Nazca, which is famous for making massive line drawings out of earth and stone, including enormous works of art depicting everything from birds to monkeys.

There are also three large mounds in the desert that contain the remains of maize and sugarcane that definitely came from 400 to 100 B.C.E., when the Paracas people dominated the region.

It appears that the three large mounds had a ceremonial purpose, because each was connected to separate pairs of geoglyphs that point directly to the spot where the sun sets on the winter solstice in June.”

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“Cold War satellite imagery reveals 10,000 unknown archaeological sites”

The Weather Network (USA)

“Meteorites bring the history of the Solar System to Earth and more”

Radio National – The Science Show (Australia)

“Sunken ship yields treasure trove of gold bars and coins”

Mother Nature News (USA)

“2,500 years burial relics accidentally unearth in central Vietnam”

Thanh Nien News (Viet Nam)

“Mysterious rock lines in Peru likely marked way to ancient fairs”

Fox News (USA)

“Israeli says he has found King David’s citadel”

Aldergrove Star (Canada)

“Excavations unearth basilica in Bursa”

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

“ASI in Afghan to authenticate Buddha’s begging bowl”

Press Trust of India (India)

“New evidence shows Rub al Khali was site of early human settlements”

Muscat Daily (Oman)

“Fishermen net rare prehistoric shark”

Southland Times (New Zealand)

“‘British Atlantis’ lost near Hull 8,000 years ago”

Hull Daily Mail (England)

“A prehistoric “British Atlantis” in the North Sea may have been lost in a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

New research has suggested Doggerland – a low-lying island off the East Yorkshire coast – was hit by a tidal wave and abandoned by its inhabitants, according to a study by Imperial College London.

Historians say the marshy land was roughly the size of Wales and was a “paradise” for hunters and fishermen before it was submerged.

For the first time, scientists have linked the abandonment of the island to a tsunami created by a landslide off Norway.”

[Read The Full Story]

“Two Roman mosaics set to be unearthed at Puddletown”

BBC News (UK)

“Pre-historic sites lost to rapid urbanisation”

The Hindu (India)

“Rainwater Causing Damage to Acropolis”

Greek Reporter (Greece)

“‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ Looks More and More Like a Fake”

Live Science (USA)

“Relics found at former Sacred Hill site before MTR’s decision to build”

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

“Researchers find 2,000 year old skeleton in Tuscany with earliest signs of gluten intolerance”

The Mail Online (UK)

“Tsunami created North Sea ‘Atlantis’ 8,000 years ago”

The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

“Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones”

Live Science (USA)

“The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects, according to a new study.

Physicists at the University of Amsterdam investigated the forces needed to pull weighty objects on a giant sled over desert sand, and discovered that dampening the sand in front of the primitive device reduces friction on the sled, making it easier to operate.

The findings help answer one of the most enduring historical mysteries: how the Egyptians were able to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of constructing the famous pyramids.”

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“Archaeologists discovered a granary at Rakhigarhi in Haryana”

Jagran Josh (India)

“Neanderthals and us, the true story”

Earth Times (USA)

“Amateur archaeologists unearth Viking gold”

The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)

“Silent for two centuries, doomed ship’s timepiece discovered by researchers”

San Marcos Mercury (USA)

“Archeologists Confirm Amesbury as UK’s Oldest Town”

French Tribune (France)

“Skeletons uncovered at nature reserve”

Cotswold Journal (England)

“Neandertal Demise: An Archaeological Analysis of the Modern Human Superiority Complex”


“Megalithic site should be preserved: Experts”

Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

“Mysterious Buried Artifacts Discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings”

Live Science (USA)

“Neanderthals ‘not dim-witted’”

Times of Malta (Malta)

“The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project”

Cardiff/Athens Universites (Cymru/Greece)

[In October 1900, Captain Dimitrious Kondos was leading a team of sponge divers near the the island of Antikythera off the coast of Greece. They noticed a shipwreck about 180 feet below the surface and began to investigate. Amongst the artifacts that they brought up was a coral-encrusted piece of metal that later archaeologists found was some sort of gear wheel.

The rest of the artifacts, along with the shape of the boat, suggested a date around 2000 years ago, which made the find one of the most anomalous that had ever been recovered from the Greek seas. It became known as The Antikythera Mechanism.

In 2006 the journal “Nature” published a letter, and another paper about the mechanism was published in 2008, detailing the findings of Prof. Mike G. Edmunds of Cardiff University. Using high-resolution X-ray tomography to study the fragments of the anomalous Antikythera Mechanism, they found that it was in fact a bronze mechanical analog computer that could be used to calculate the astronomical positions and various cycles of the Moon – as seen from the Earth: – Ed]

Part of the Antikythera Mechanism

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Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

2000-year-old analog computer recreated

More Antikythera Mechanism Information & Commentary:

“Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found”

The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

“In search of lost time”

Nature (UK)

“World’s First Computer Displayed Olympic Calendar”

Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

“Antikythera Mechanism – World’s earliest existing analogue computer”

HotnHit News (India)

“In search of lost time”

Nature (UK)

“Imaging the Antikythera Computer”

Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

“Decoding an Ancient Computer: Greek Technology Tracked the Heavens”

Scientific American (USA)

“2,000 Year Old Computer Yields Her Secrets”

Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

“Watch a video explaining the Antikythera mechanism”

Nature (UK)

“Antikythera mechanism”

Wikipedia (USA)

“World’s First Computer Rebuilt, Rebooted After 2,000 Years”

Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

“Antikythera: A 2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life”

The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

Google image search results for The Antikythera mechanism

Google (USA)


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In this monograph Bond and Hempsell provide the first comprehensive translation of the tablet, showing it to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an Aten asteroid over a kilometre in diameter that impacted Köfels in Austria in the early morning of 29th June 3123 BC.”

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