John Briggs <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <003601c34caf$3f19d070
$44b40150@oemtu0pyqrgbst>) about 'Antikythera Mechanism', on Thu, 17 Jul
>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.
Thanks for the references, but I was really using it only as an easily-
identified example of what might happen to an artefact out of context.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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