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Google doodle of today celebrates Antikythera mechanism's discovery
The internet search engine giant Google celebrates the Antikythera mechanism's discovery from the lumps and relics of bronze from a Roman shipwreck as a significant milestone in history of the development of computers 115 years ago.

Google marks discovery of the Antikythera mechanism –the first known analog computer –with a sketch doodle. The discovery of the relic was made by the Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais which marked the beginning of the history of computers. The relic was found from a Roman shipwreck which is now regarded as the first known analog computer.

The Antikythera mechanism is said to be a complex clockwork mechanism designed by Greek scientists around 87 BC, or even earlier that had 30 bronze gears to track astronomical positions; forecast solar and lunar eclipses; and calculate the timing of the Ancient Olympic games held every four years. Currently, the mechanism is being kept at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

It is also believed that this ancient Greek tradition of complex gears-based mechanical technology formed the basis of European clock making techniques.

It seems that the makers of the Antikythera mechanism had assumed that the Sun was at the center of an orbital system of solar planets.

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