Objective: This course takes a look at a mysterious discovery raised from an ancient shipwreck. Discovered in 1901, divers found the Antikythera Mechanism, which is nothing less than an analog computer. What were the Greeks doing with a machine that would not otherwise be matched in sophistication until the middle of the 20th century? Learn the purpose of this ancient computer, and how it worked in this remarkable course!

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Antikythera Mechanism - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Antikythera Mechanism - VIDEO

    • The Antikythera Mechanism - QUIZ

    • The Antikythera Mechanism - IMAGES

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Director of Education

Professor Marshall Connolly

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.