Relic computer reveals clues
The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computer that has mesmerized scientists since its discovery at the bottom of the sea more than 100 years ago, was probably widely used in what is modern-day northwestern Greece, scientists studying the mechanical device have said.
The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, which comprises experts from Britain, Greece and the USA, has detected various names on a bronze dial thought to display the 76-year Callippic cycle, suggesting the device was probably used to track the dates of the ancient games.
“The mechanism worked out the dates of games’ opening ceremonies,” John Seiradakis, a professor at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki involved in the project, said. “Comparing the names in the calendars of 200 cities, it seems the names used by the mechanism match with that of Kerkyra, Dodoni and Vouthroto [Butrint in present-day Albania].” Experts will talk about the mechanism at the National Research Foundation in Athens on Wednesday.
Ky artikull eshte shkruar ketu.
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Interesante rreth tij eshte se emrat e shkrujtur ne te jane njesoj me ato te Korfuzit, Dodones dhe Butrintit.
"Moreover, you scorned our people, and compared the Albanese to sheep, and according to your custom think of us with insults. Nor have you shown yourself to have any knowledge of my race. Our elders were Epirotes, where this Pirro came from, whose force could scarcely support the Romans. This Pirro, who Taranto and many other places of Italy held back with armies. I do not have to speak for the Epiroti. They are very much stronger men than your Tarantini, a species of wet men who are born only to fish. If you want to say that Albania is part of Macedonia I would concede that a lot more of our ancestors were nobles who went as far as India under Alexander the Great and defeated all those peoples with incredible difficulty. From those men come these who you called sheep. But the nature of things is not changed. Why do your men run away in the faces of sheep?"
Letter from Skanderbeg to the Prince of Taranto ▬ Skanderbeg, October 31 1460
Arkeologjia dhe antropologjia janë disiplina të rëndësishme në fushën e historise, sillni të dhëna për to dhe zbulimet e bëra për një vështrim të bazuar të historisë.
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