Antikythera Mechanism

Referred to as the first known analog computer, the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered over a hundred years ago off the coast of Greece.   The mechanism is a device for calculating the motions of stars and planets.  Its true significance wasn’t realized until the early 70’s, when it was x-rayed and analyzed.

Antikythera Mechanism

The Greek astronomer Meton of Athens (fifth century BC) observed that a period of 19 years is almost exactly equal to 235 synodic months and, rounded to full days, counts 6,940 days. The difference between the two periods is only a few hours.  When we reduce these numbers to their digital root we find they all reduce to One.  Is this just a coincidence or is there an underlying concept in the cosmos that reveals itself in the form on geometry and number?

Discovered in the early 20th century, and dated to over 2100 years old,  this device exceeds our technological capability today.   This anachronism of sheer genius shatters the model of our early inept unsophistication and demonstrates once again that the Ancients knew best.

Antikythera Mechanism

Joe Dubs

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