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7.5.07

Ο μηχανισμός των Αντικυθήρων. 



[...] one scholar [...] noted in a paper first presented in 1993,
“It is neither facile nor uninstructive to remark that the Antikythera mechanism dropped and sank—twice”
—once in the sea and once in scholarship.

The National Museum in Athens took no special pains in displaying the lumps of bronze. Item 15087 wasn’t much to look at. When the physicist Richard Feynman visited, in 1980, there was little information explaining what the Mechanism was. In a letter to his family, later published in the book “What Do You Care What Other People Think?,” the physicist wrote that he found the museum
“slightly boring because we have seen so much of that stuff before. Except for one thing: among all those art objects there was one thing so entirely different and strange that it is nearly impossible. It was recovered from the sea in 1900 and is some kind of machine with gear trains, very much like the inside of a modern wind-up alarm clock.”
When Feynman asked to know more about item 15087, the curators seemed a little disappointed. One said,
“Of all the things in the museum, why does he pick out that particular item, what is so special about it?”


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Comments:
Ke oti ixa arxisi na mateno to ellinιkos,
to gyrizeis esy vre paidi sto egglezikos.
Eke mia kali evdomados
apo emenane, David Santos.

(άμα είσαι ποιητής δεν το χάνεις με τίποτα)
 
...και σου έλεγε η μάνα: "Διάβαζε Γερασιμάκο. Διάβαζε παιδί μου". Τίποτα εσύ, το μυαλό σου στη μπάλα, τα κορίτσια και τις φούγκες.
 
ta sxolia ola ta lefta!
 
:)
 
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