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Exhibit - The World's First Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

W. W. Hagerty Library is currently home to an exhibit, hosted by Drexel University’s Greek Studies program and, featuring the Antikythera Mechanism.  The exhibit is on the first floor of W. W. Hagerty Library and is free and open to the public between April 10, 2012 - May 18, 2012.

The Antikythera Mechanism is widely considered to be one of the most important archeological artifacts ever found. The mechanism is a geared device consisting of 30 gears in a highly complex arrangement. The mechanism is known to model astronomical phenomenon with remarkable detail. In addition, it also stands witness to the extraordinary mathematical and engineering capabilities of the Ancient Greeks. The Mechanism is thought to date from between 150 and 100 BC and it precedes any other known clockwork mechanisms of similar complexity by more than a millennium. The level of engineering in the mechanism is astonishing by any standards.

The exhibit was inaugurated on Tuesday, April 10th, via a special lecture by Dr. Xenophon Moussas, Professor in Space Physics and Director of Astrophysics Laboratory as well as Faculty of Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece.

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the LeBow College of Business, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Pennoni Honor’s College.  For more information, please, email Jacqueline Rios at

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