Replica of Antikythera Mechanism goes on display at Western Australian museum

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A replica of the Antikythera Mechanism will be put on display at Western Australia’s Boola Bardip museum from March 25 this year.

The ancient Greek device is recognised as the world’s first mechanical computer made in 200 BCE.

World's oldest computer may be older than previously thought
The Antikythera Mechanism.

The Antikythera Mechanism is believed to perform complex and intricate mathematical calculations to forecast the location of the sun, moon and planets.

Western Australian engineer Dr Nick Andronis created the replica in 2022 using research such as highly detailed CT scans.

Dr Andronis wanted to replicate, as much as possible, the tools and techniques that would have been available to the ancient Greeks to make the mechanism.

His replica is now going on display at Western Australia’s Boola Bardip museum, with the support of the Consulate of Greece in Perth, Dr Tony Freeth and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Visit WA’s Boola Bardip museum to see the replica made from bronze and sheoak, jarrah, wandoo and Tasmanian pine.

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