Scientists claim that the world’s first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, “started” in 178 BC

Archaeologists first discovered the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism, believed by some to be the world’s first computer, on December 22, 178 BC.

Discovered by sponge divers in a Roman-era shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, the elaborate ancient computer, resembling a shoebox-sized tool with gears and discs that had many small inscriptions written on them, could predict eclipses and determine when different sports were held , among other functions.

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