This is the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. A sophisticated mechanism consisting of dials, pointers and at least thirty interlocking gear wheels, it is unique among remains from the ancient world. It is the oldest geared mechanism that survives, by many centuries. Nothing close to its complexity is seen again for more than a thousand years, with the development of astronomical clocks in medieval Europe.
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