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An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.
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4.0

Mind Blowing

By Tonto

from Connecticut

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Ancient Computer DVD:

To see people as what we see as ancient and less educated then we are today, come up with and successfully build a machine to predict movements of the known solar system of their day is nothing short of amazing. Then from what little they had to work with, build a working model. And we today think we are so smart.

 
5.0

Excellent documenyary

By Chris

from Chicago

Comments about PBS NOVA: Ancient Computer DVD:

This is an excellent documentary about the World's
First Computer, the Antikythera mechanism.
I recommend it highly to anyone interested in the history of computing.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific show!

By kriss

from Piscataway, NJ

Comments about PBS NOVA: Ancient Computer DVD:

This is one of the best programs I have ever seen! If you are interested in ancient history and/or technology, buy it. You will be astounded as the true story unfolds of an amazing discovery and how its secrets were unraveled to reveal an intricate, exact, mechanical computer that lay buried under water for nearly 2,000 years.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By Ron the math teacher

from Olympia Wa

Comments about PBS NOVA: Ancient Computer DVD:

Incredible research into the technology of the Hellenistic period, and our abilities to examine artifacts in new ways.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Holy Grail of engineering genius

By Lord Fader

from Portland

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Ancient Computer DVD:

I've seen a lot of really cool shows on PBS but this is the absolute coolest thing I've ever seen. A must view for anyone who appreciates engineering and persons of pure genius. The guy who built this was the DaVinci and Einstein of his day. Also a must see for anyone who likes to work with their hands, as you have to wonder how anyone could have done this with primitive tools.....

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