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NOVA: Ancient Computer

An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.

Source: PBS


Episode Info


Episode number: 40x14
Production Number: 4007
Airdate: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


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