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“In 1900, a group of Greek sponge divers happened upon a two thousand year old ship wreck at the bottom of the Aegean Sea that would re-write history. Hidden among a rich cache of bronze and marble statues, glassware and amphorae was a mechanism the size of a shoe box. Inside the mechanism were mathematical gears and pointers. The Ancient Greeks were known to be philosophers, poets, and mathematicians but there was nothing in the archeological record to suggest that they were also engineers and technicians capable of creating something so complex in the year 150 BC.
For 100 years researchers have been trying to understand what the mechanism does. Mad Systems produced a larger scale model of the Antikythera mechanism in order to better understand the ancient device. Interviews with experts around the world help shed light on the mystery of this phenomenal artifact.
Mad Systems is a Technology Company specializing in Audio Visual and Interactive design and implementation… but our capabilities go well beyond that as you will see in this National Geographic program in the Naked Science series.”