25An Ancient Greek Computer
A 2,000-year-old vessel discovered off the coast of a Greek island unearthed a wealth of treasures, from vases and jewellery to a bronze statue. But there was one object that stumped archeologists at the time - it would take another 100 years for scientists to finally understand the importance of
Now known as the Antikythera mechanism, archeologists now believe this is arguably the world’s first computer, according to Vox. With its two dozen gears, intricately positioned on top of one another, it was apparent that the mechanism was some sort of calculating device. It’s now though that it was used to predict the position of the planets and stars in the sky, depending on the calendar month.