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Oct 6, 2008

Antikythera Zodiac

The most surprising Antikythera mechanism (no one expected that the Greeks could build such a complicated device so early) was discovered in a ship wreck near the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901 and is dated to about 150–100 B.C.E. It is kept in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum.

The front dial has a scale with the 365 days, which surrounds a scale with the Greek signs of the Zodiac.

Picture is copied from Wikimedia entry Antikythera uploaded by Marsyas.

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