Antikythera Wreck

A roman-era shipwreck that contained the Antikythera mechanism. It was discovered around Easter of 1900.


Latitude: 35.889700000000
Longitude: 23.307800000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Antikythera Wreck

Date Event Manage

Lego Antikythera Recreation

Antikythera Recreation

circa. -100 to circa. -60

Antikythera Mechanism

This is the first ever recorded use of clockwork, and dates back to Ancient Greece, It is speculated to have been used to predict astronomical events such as eclipses, or perhaps to track the 4-year cycle of ancient olympic games. 

After detailed imaging, it is suggested that the original mechanism contained 37 gears to follow the sun and the moon, to predict eclipses,