Time Machine at Antikythera: The World's Oldest Analog Computer

Dr. John Hale will present how the World's Oldest Analog Computer was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck - a Roman cargo shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The Mechanism is on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. 

Dr. Hale is the Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville and an archaeologist with more than 30 years of fieldwork experience. He has excavated at a Romano-British town in Lincolnshire, England, and at the Roman Villa of Torre de Palma in Portugal. He has carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famous Delphic oracle, and participated in an undersea search in Greek waters for lost fleets from the time of the Persian Wars. He has been profiled by National Public Radio and The New York Times and has been featured in documentaries on the Discovery and History channels. Professor Hale has received many awards for distinguished teaching, including the Panhellenic Teacher of the Year Award and the Delphi Center Award. He is the author of Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy.

Please call 502-574-1623 to reserve your seat.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30am to 8:30am

Louisville Free Public Library—Main Branch 301 York Street

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Talk, Academic


Students, Faculty/staff, Public


Arts & Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Arts & Culture Partnerships, Center for






classics; technology ; archeology

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Brandon J Harwood

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