John Woodgate wrote:
> If the Antikythera artefact had been found in a bomb crater in Greece
> after WW2, it probably wouldn't have been recognized for what it is
> (whatever that is!).
If you're interested in the Antikythera Mechanism, Michael Wright of the
Science Museum is working on it. Here are his most recent references:
M.T. Wright & A.G. Bromley, "Towards a New Reconstruction of the Antikythera
Mechanism", proc. conference Extraordinary Machines and Structures in
Olympia (August 2001), forthcoming.
M.T. Wright, "A Planetarium Display for the Antikythera Mechanism",
Journal, vol. 144 no. 5 (May 2002), pp. 169-173, and vol. 144 no. 6 (June
2002), p. 193.
M.T. Wright, "In the Steps of the Master Mechanic", proc. conference Ancient
and the Modern World, Ancient Olympia (July 2002), forthcoming.
M.T. Wright, "Epicyclic Gearing and the Antikythera Mechanism", part 1,
Horology, vol. 27 no. 3 (March 2003), pp. 270-279. Part 2 is in preparation.