Fragment of the Antikythera mechanism

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Date
200 BCE ca.
Dimensions
approximately 7 x 6 inches
Credit Line
Courtesy of Rien van de Weygaert
Copyright Owner
© Rien van de Weygaert
Keywords
Greece; Astronomy; Mechanical calculation; Analog
Object ID
500004236

The principal fragment of the Antikythera Mechanism contains most of the original mechanism’s surviving gears. It is displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.