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ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM 2008

The Antikythera Mechanism measures astronomical phenomena and operates as a complex mechanical "computer" which tracks the cycles of the Solar System. The front dial probably carried three hands, one showing the date, and two others showing the positions of the Sun and the Moon. The upper back dial, displaying the 235 months of the 19 year Metonic cycle. This dial contains a smaller subsidiary dial which displays the 76 year Callippic cycle. The lower back dial is also in the form of a spiral, with 223 divisions showing the Saros eclipse cycle. It also has a smaller subsidiary dial which displays the 54 year Exeligmos cycle. The effigy of Antikythera Mechanism is manufactured according to the most recent conclusions of team of study of mechanism (Antikyhtera Mechanism Research Project) which was published in the Nature. In this effigy I drew the place of axes according to the conclusions of research, taking into consideration and the functionalism of model. In the points that have not been studied sufficiently I applied solutions which are compatible with the way of manufacture of remainder mechanism. Finally I use Plexi Glass for educational aim.