The historical backdrop of the world is loaded with shocking puzzles. None of us will live sufficiently long to see every one of them settled.

9. The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism

This device is small, made of bronze and wood, and found off the Mediterranean in 1900. The instrument can be used as a mathematical and navigational device and dated to well before that technology exists. No other mechanism of its kind exists so the device remains a mystery. 


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