A decade of high-tech scanning has confirmed that the Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient astronomical computer.
Thanks to a decade worth of high-tech imaging, the use of the ancient device called the Antikythera Mechanism can now be confirmed. The device, which was discovered over a century ago in an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera, was used as an astronomical computer. Archaeologists long suspected that the device was connected to astronomy, but most of the writing on the instrument was indecipherable, which left some question. But a thorough, decade long effort using high-tech scanning methods has revealed much more of the text on the instrument. The Antikythera Mechanism has about 14,000 characters of text on its mangled, time-weary body.
Source: Mysterious Greek Device Found To Be Astronomical Computer – Universe Today