The Antikythera mechanism

I love ancient inventions:
Devices with this level of complexity were not seen again for almost 1,500 years, and the Antikythera mechanism's compactness actually bests the later designs. Probably built around 150 B.C., the Antikythera mechanism can perform a number of functions just by turning a crank on the side.
Reminds me of a book by the same name that I thoroughly enjoyed when I read it a while ago.

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