National Archaeological Museum, Athens

There is now an exhibit at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens featuring the Antikythera mechinism, and many artictic replicas of how the mechanism may have looked and worked.


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Timeline of Events Associated with National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Date Event Manage

Antikythera Recreation

Lego 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,