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Mark Cartwright
published on 30 November 2014

The Antikythera Mechanism (c. 50 BCE), a device used to calculate astronomical positions. The device was found in a shipwreck off the coast of the island of Antikythera. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, November 30). Antikythera Mechanism. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Antikythera Mechanism." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Antikythera Mechanism." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2014. Web. 09 Feb 2023.