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Where was the ancient computer found?

Where was the ancient computer found?

World’s oldest “analogue computer” The Antikythera Mechanism was first found in ruins of a shipwreck in 1901 off the cost of Greek island Antikythera (hence its name). A year later, it was identified as carrying gear by archaeologist Valerios Stais.

What is the oldest computer ever found?

Antikythera mechanism
Antikythera mechanism is believed to be the world’s oldest computer. The mechanism has been described as an astronomical calculator as well as the world’s first analogue computer. It is made of bronze and includes dozens of gears.

What group discovered the Antikythera?

The wreck was discovered in the spring of 1900 by a group of Greek sponge divers on their way to Tunisia who took shelter from a storm near the island and decided to look for sponges while they waited for calmer conditions. One of the divers discovered the wreck at depths reported between 40 and 50 meters.

Who invented astronomical computer?

An early astrolabe was invented in the Hellenistic civilization by Apollonius of Perga between 220 and 150 BC, often attributed to Hipparchus. The astrolabe was a marriage of the planisphere and dioptra, effectively an analog calculator capable of working out several different kinds of problems in astronomy.

What is an ancient computer?

The Antikythera mechanism (/ˌæntɪkɪˈθɪərə/ AN-tih-kih-THEER-ə) is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, described as the oldest example of an analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses decades in advance.

What is the oldest laptop?

Osborne 1
The First Laptop Computer 1981: Osborne 1 The Osborne 1 was accepted as the first true mobile computer (laptop, notebook) by most historians. Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher founded Osborne Computer and formed the Osborne 1 in 1981.

What does Antikythera mean in English?

noun. an island in the eastern Mediterranean, northwest of Crete: archaeological site.

Who is the first programmer?

Ada Lovelace
The first programmable computer—if it were built—would have been a gigantic, mechanical thing clunking along with gears and levers and punch cards. That was the vision for Analytical Engine devised by British inventor Charles Babbage in 1837.