The Magna Fraternitas Universalis Foundation in Hamilton showed “The oldest computer in the world”, last Friday March 14, as part of its monthly activities. After the movie the public participated in an interesting discussion about the mystery behind this object. This one hour documentary investigates the Antikythera Mechanism, a computer-like device that may have been used to calculate the movements of stars and planets. It also highlights ancient inventors Archimedes and Ctesibius. The 2,000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to predict solar eclipses and, according to recent findings, calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. Following the efforts of an international team of scientists, the mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism are uncovered, revealing surprising and awe-inspiring details. Please join us for our next events. We hope to see you there!
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