Researchers are returning to the wreckage of the ancient Greek ship where the Antikythera device, an ancient computer, was found. The largest item recovered was a huge lead anchor stock. It was lying on a semicircular object that might be a scupper pipe, used to drain water from the ship's deck.
An underwater archaeologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution believes that the wreckage where the Antikythera mechanism was discovered might actually be two ships. "Either way, it's an exciting result," said study researcher Brendan Foley, an archaeologist at Woods Hold Oceanographic Institution who presented the findings here today (Jan. 4) at
The world's first computer, the Greek Antikythera device, may be older than previously thought.