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The Antikythera Mechanism: Its Discovery and Interpretation
April 4, 2019 @ 7:20 pm EDT
College Park, MD United States
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Washington, D.C.
Lecturer: Daryn Lehoux
The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most remarkable technological devices from the premodern era. Originally found in the debris of an ancient shipwreck in 1901, the device was little studied and little understood until much later in the twentieth and even into the twenty-first century when its most important secrets began to be unveiled by advanced imaging techniques. This lecture looks at the remarkable technological and astronomical knowledge embedded in the ancient machine, and the remarkable technological efforts that it took to uncover them in the modern era.
Reception at 6:30 PM, business meeting at 7:00 PM