The Antikythera Mechanism


The Antikythera mechanism. Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

In 1900, a shipwreck was discovered near the island of Antikythera, including an assortment of luxury goods: statues, silver coins, vases ... and what turned out to be an amazing 2,000-year-old mechanism.

Topics in this Podcast: shipwrecks, history mysteries, antiquity, Ancient History, antikythera mechanism