Antikythera Mechanism

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Cargo ships in ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T11:11:32+00:00July 18th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|

Reconstruction of the Antikythera trading ship Many Greek men were traders, who sold things from one place to people who lived some place else. Greek traders sailed all around the Mediterranean Sea, from Spain to Phoenicia and from Carthage to  Egypt and Italy, and to Greece of course. These traders travelled in cargo ships. Cargo ships could [...]

Who was Hipparchus? Greek astronomy

By |2018-04-23T14:14:54+00:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, History, Science|

Antikythera mechanism: a clockwork machine to calculate how the earth and the sun move around Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician. He used trigonometry to calculate how far away the moon was from the earth. And he worked on the problem of whether the earth went around the sun or the sun went around the earth. Hipparchus was born about 190 BC in Nicaea (now in Turkey), [...]