Jake Covert

Eschew obfuscation

Antikythera mechanism older than thought

It appears that the Antikythera mechanism is older than thought and may not be the work of Archimedes, after all. Hmm...

Many have speculated that the Greek mathematician Archimedes was responsible for the device, but new analysis recently published in the Archive for History of Exact Sciences by Dr. Christián C. Carman at the National University of Quilmes and Dr. James Evans of the University of Puget Sound suggests that the calendar of the mechanism began in 205 B.C., which is 50 to 100 years earlier than previously thought. This timing suggests that Archimedes is less likely to be the creator of the mechanism, leaving the mystery of the creator wide open.
via Laughing Squid. Of course we can't forget the awesome LEGO reproduction, as well