The Antikythera Mechanism -

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Derek de Solla Price and various others

o   An Ancient Greek Computer, Derek J. de Solla Price, SciAm June 1959

o   The Water Clock in the Tower of the Winds, Joseph V. Noble; Derek J. de Solla Price, Am. Journal of Archaeology, Oct. 1968.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, Physical and Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C. - Rob S. Rice, 1995

o    The Antikythera Mechanism and the early history of computer science
Dr. J. Reece Roth, slides, 2007

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer ? Rien van de Weijgaert.


Jo Marchant

o    Decoding the Heavens, a full story book, December 2008.

o    M.T. Wright demonstrates his model to writer Jo Marchant (short video).

o    In search of  Lost Time, Nature News 2006.

o    Archimedes and the 2000-year-old computer, 2008.

o    Tracking the Cosmos, the Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism, Jo Marchant and J. Evans, iPod Video, Getty Museum 2010.

o    Did gearwheels inspire epicycles? Jo Marchant

o    Mechanical Inspiration, Jo Marchant, Nature 2010


The Antikythera Research Collaboration

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, Is it Posidonius' Orrery ? T. Freeth, MAA 2002

o    Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism Yanis Bitsakis et Al, Letters to Nature , July 2008

o    Calendars with Olympiad display Supplementary Notes, Nature 2008.

o    On the pin-and-slot device of the antikythera Mechanism, with a new application to the superior planets, Carman et Al, JHA, 2012

o    Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism: Investigation of an Ancient
Astronomical Calculator, Nature 2006

o    Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism: Investigation of an Ancient Astronomical Calculator, Supplementary Notes, Nature 2006.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, slide presentation. X. Moussas, Dept. of Physics, Athens Univ.  & other authors, 2008.

o    Anticythère, l'énigmatique machine surgie du fond des temps, with a Houblot-CH sponsorized Video.

o    Inspection of the Antikythera Mechanism with X-rays- X-Tek X-Ray Systems.

o    The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism - T. Freeth and A. Jones, Preprint, 2/2012.

o    The Antikythera computing device, M. Lahanas, date unknown.

o    Decoding the ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism T, Freeth et Al, Nature 2006.

o    Images of the Antikythera Mechanism,  X-tek,  Athens 2008.


Michael T. Wright

o    A Planetarium Display for the Antikythera Mechanism, Horolog. Journal May 2002.

o    Towards a New Reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism,  final draft -  M.T. Wright & A.G. Bromley, October 2001.

o    A “Byzantine Sundial-Calendar” , LondonScience Museum, inventory number 1983-1993 A short bibliography, 2000.

o    In the Steps of the Master Mechanic, Olympia 2002

o    Counting Months and Years: The Upper Back Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism, BSIS 2005

o    The Antikythera Mechanism: a New Gearing Scheme, BSIS 2005

o    The Scholar, the Mechanic and the Antikythera Mechanism, BSIS 2004.

o    The R.S. Webster Lectureship, 2006, Slides.

o    Epicyclic Gearing and the Antikythera Mechanism, Part I, Antiqu. Horol. 2003.

o    Epicyclic Gearing and the Antikythera Mechanism, Part II, Antiqu. Horol. 2005.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, NHRF Athens 2007.

o    NHRF-EIE 6-3-07 resized &c

o    M.T. Wright on the Antikythera Mechanism, elected bibliography to March 2007

o    The Antikythera Mechanism reconsidered, Interdisc. Science Reviews, 2007 VOL. 32.

o    Review & Case, November 2006,slides

o    The Antikythera Mechanism: a Review of the Evidence, and the Case for Reconstruction as a Planetarium, 2006

o    The Antikythera Mechanism and the early History of the Moon-Phase Display, Antiq. Horology, 2006

o    The Greek Planetarium: a new reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism, AIA Lect. Progr.  2006








  • M.T. Wright former home page* at the London Imperial College, as Honorary Research Associate, and current Home Page.
  • A suggested reading plan and related documents.
  • Michael T. Wright showing the Antikythera model to friends and teachers in Cassis, september 2007 - Pictures and short movies.
  • A virtual model  of M.T. Wright mechamism, realized by Massimo (Mogi) Vicentini.
  • A short description of the mechanism for the Florence exhibition in 2009 (400-th anniversary of 1609 sky observation by Galileo).
  • The reconstruction of a Byzantine Sundial Calendar.



A conference in French on the Mechanism








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