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March 4, 2010, The Getty Villa
Jo Marchant, author of Decoding the Heavens, and science historian and physicist James Evans join award-winning journalist and author Patt Morrison to discuss the Antikythera Mechanism, a unique object recovered from the wreck of a Greek ship lost 2,000 years ago.
This program is part of The Villa Council Presents, a series of annual presentations related to the theme of antiquity made possible by the Villa Council.
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Due to copyright issues, we are unable to show images referred to in this program. To view some images mentioned in the program and to learn more about the Antikythera Mechanism, please visit the following Web sites:
The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
Hewlett Packard's Interactive Relighting of the Antikythera Mechanism
Jo Marchant's Decoding the Heavens
James Evans, Director, Program in Science, Technology and Society, and Professor of Physics, University of Puget Sound
Cite This Work
Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Tracking the Cosmos: The Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/752/tracking-the-cosmos-the-technology-of-the-antikyth/
Museum, Getty. "Tracking the Cosmos: The Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/752/tracking-the-cosmos-the-technology-of-the-antikyth/.
Museum, Getty. "Tracking the Cosmos: The Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 26 Jul 2021.