- This is according to Argentinian scientists who found eclipse calendar
- The calender included a solar eclipse that happened on May 12, 205 BC
- Previous radiocarbon dating analysis of had dates mechanism to 100 BC
- The study suggests the maths it uses is based on Babylonian arithmetic
- It predates other known examples of similar technology by 1,000 years
The rusty bronze fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest computer, are 100 years older than scientists previously thought.This is according to Argentinian researchers who found that an eclipse prediction calendar – a dial on the back of the mechanism – includes a solar eclipse that happened on May 12, 205 B.C.The highly complex mechanism, made up of up to 40 bronze cogs and gears, was used in ancient times to track the cycles of the solar system.It was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck – a Roman cargo shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera.