Η ΜΗΧΑΝΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΤΙΚΥΘΗΡΩΝ

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Previous research on the Antikythera Mechanism established a highly complex ancient Greek geared mechanism with front and back output dials
The upper back dial is a 19-year calendar, based on the Metonic cycle, arranged as a five-turn spiral1, 6, 8. The lower back dial is a Saros eclipse-prediction dial, arranged as a four-turn spiral of 223 lunar months, with glyphs indicating eclipse predictions6. Here we add surprising findings concerning these back dials. Though no month names on the Metonic calendar were previously known, we have now identified all 12 months, which are unexpectedly of Corinthian origin. The Corinthian colonies of northwestern Greece or Syracuse in Sicily are leading contenders—the latter suggesting a heritage going back to Archimedes. Calendars with excluded days to regulate month lengths, described in a first century....more ======>


http://www.nature.com/nature/videoarchive/antikythera/  


 

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