More than a century ago, divers in the Aegean Sea discovered an odd, shoe-box sized apparatus among the wreckage of a ship that went down in roughly 60 B.C. It has come to be known as the Antikythera mechanism.
More than a century ago, the device was found close to a Roman shipwreck, and it can reportedly calculate astronomical changes with a high degree of precision.
When it was studied, archaeologists were stunned by its sophistication, as it is far beyond anything expected from so long ago. Some have described it as the world’s “first computer.”