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Derek de Solla Price and various others

o   An Ancient Greek Computer, Derek J. de Solla Price, SciAm June 1959. To be found also here.

o   The Water Clock in the Tower of the Winds, Joseph V. Noble; Derek J. de Solla Price, Am. Journal of Archaeology, Oct. 1968.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, Physical and Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C. - Rob S. Rice, 1995

o    The Antikythera Mechanism and the early history of computer science
Dr. J. Reece Roth, slides, 2007

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer ? Rien van de Weijgaert.


Jo Marchant

o    In search of  Lost Time, Nature News 2006.

o    Decoding the Heavens, a full story book, December 2008.

o    M.T. Wright demonstrates his model to writer Jo Marchant (short video).

o    Archimedes and the 2000-year-old computer, 2008.

o    Tracking the Cosmos, the Technology of the Antikythera Mechanism, Jo Marchant  and J. Evans, iPod Video, Getty Museum 2010. [450 MB]

o    Did gearwheels inspire epicycles? Jo Marchant

o    Mechanical Inspiration, Jo Marchant, Nature 2010


The Antikythera Research Collaboration

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, Is it Posidonius' Orrery ? T. Freeth, MAA 2002

o    Decoding the ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism T, Freeth et Al, Nature 2006.

o    Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism: Investigation of an Ancient Astronomical Calculator, Supplementary Notes, Nature 2006.

o    Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism Yanis Bitsakis et Al, Letters to Nature , July 2008

o    Calendars with Olympiad display Supplementary Notes, Nature 2008.

o    Inspection of the Antikythera Mechanism with X-rays- X-Tek X-Ray Systems,  Athens 2008.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, slide presentation. X. Moussas, Dept. of Physics, Athens Univ.  & other authors, 2008. [36 MB]

o    On the pin-and-slot device of the antikythera Mechanism, with a new application to the superior planets, Carman et Al, JHA, 2012

o    Anticythère, l'énigmatique machine surgie du fond des temps, with a Houblot-CH sponsorized Video.

o    The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism - T. Freeth and A. Jones, Preprint, 2/2012.

o    The Antikythera computing device, M. Lahanas, date unknown.


Michael T. Wright

o    M.T. Wright former Home Page, as Honorary Research Associateat the London Imperial College, , and current Home Page.

o    The “London Byzantine Sundial-Calendar” , LondonScience Museum, inventory number 1983-1993,  A short bibliography, 2000.

o    Towards a New Reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism,  final draft -  M.T. Wright & A.G. Bromley, October 2001.

o    London Science Museum, announce of MTW work  on the Antikythera Mechanism -  Press Information,  2002.

o    A Planetarium Display for the Antikythera Mechanism, Horological Journal May 2002.

o    In the Steps of the Master Mechanic, Proc. Conf. Ancient Greece and the Modern World, Olympia, July 2002.

o    The clockwork computer, The Economist, Sept. 2002.

o    Epicyclic Gearing and the Antikythera Mechanism, Part I, Antiquarian Horology,  2003.

o    The Scholar, the Mechanic and the Antikythera Mechanism, SIS Annual Lecture, March  2004.

o   ABC Radio National,  text,  2004.

o    Counting Months and Years: The Upper Back Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism, BSIS December 2005.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism: a New Gearing Scheme, BSIS 2005.

o   Understanding the Antikythera Mechanism, Proc. Conf.  on Ancient Greek Technology, Athens 2006.

o   Epicyclic Gearing and the Antikythera Mechanism, Part II, Antiquarian Horology, Sept. 2005.

o   The Greek Planetarium: a new reconstruction of the Antikythera Mechanism , AIA Lecture Program, Webster Memorial Lecture, Adler Planetarium Chicago, October 2006. Paper, Slides [10 MB].

 o   The Antikythera Mechanism: a Review of the Evidence, and the Case for Reconstruction as a Planetarium
, for a conference called by Research Group Nov 2006. Paper, Slides [8 MB].

 o   The Antikythera Mechanism, invited lecture to Ethniko Idryma Erevnon, Athens, March 2007,  (National Hellenic Research Foundation). Paper, Slides [8 MB].

o    The Antikythera Mechanism and the early History of the Moon-Phase Display, Antiq. Horology, March 2006

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, NHRF Athens 2007.

o    Lecture to Ethniko Idryma Erevnon, Athens, NHRF-EIE 2007. Paper, Slides.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism reconsidered, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, VOL. 32, 2007.

o    The Antikythera Mechanism, a resumé for the Florence 2009 Exhibition.

o    If you want to know the Time, Nov. 2007, Slides.

o    The Greeks and the Sea, slides and text (w/o greek fonts) , 2008.

o     Reconstruction of a Byzantine sundial, for the 2009 exhibition in Florence.

o     A mechanical model of the Antikythera Mechanism, for the 2009 exhibition in Florence.

o    Antikythera Mechanism Pictures, a slide show (.pps,  39 MB )

o     The Front Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism, Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht 2012.  A short introduction to the paper, at the Amsterdam Conf. for the retirement of the mathematician Teun Koetsier.

o     Cicero on Planetaria, quotes.

o     The Planetarium of Archimedes, draft, unpublished.

o    M.T. Wright on the Antikythera Mechanism, selected bibliography.

o    Michael T. Wright showing the Antikythera model to friends and teachers
in Cassis, september 2007 - Pictures and short movies.












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