Antikythera mechanism

A computer designed to predict astronomic positions At 1st century BC

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck, a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. Although the computer’s construction has been attributed to the Greeks and dated to the early 1st century BC, its significance and complexity were […]

Series of ancient caves was discovered after destroying Buddha statue

Series of ancient caves was discovered after destroying Buddha statue

After the Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha statues, archaeologists discovered a series of ancient caves with treasures in them, including what is believed to be the oldest oil painting ever discovered Buddhas of Bamiyan statues destruction The statues were destroyed by dynamite over several weeks, starting on 2 March 2001, carried out in stages. Initially, […]

An ancient Neo-Babylonian museum from 530BC was discovered in Iraq

An ancient Neo-Babylonian museum from 530BC was discovered in Iraq

Did you know that an ancient Neo-Babylonian museum (from 530BC) was discovered in Iraq, complete with neatly arranged artifacts and museum labels describing what the artifacts Ennigaldi-Nanna’s museum is the first museum known to historians dating to circa 530 BCE. The curator was Princess Ennigaldi, the daughter of Nabonidus, the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. […]