Friday, September 23, 2016

Archaeological News: Antikythera

You will recall the Antikythera Mechanism, the computing device that was discovered in a submerged Greek ship about a century ago that is of mysterious purpose, remarkable technological sophistication, and older than Jesus.  Because of its staggering importance, the site is being explored with great care and deliberation.  Also, since it's 150 feet below the surface, only in recent years have marine archaeologists been able to spend enough time with the wreck.

Another elusive portion of this find is that no one is really sure who used the device.  Well, until now:

Scientists uncovered a skeleton from the ancient world’s most famous — and mysterious — shipwreck