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Antikythera mechanism vs other cultures' invention

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    Posted: 01-Aug-2008 at 08:24

I am wondering if any other cutlure did develop technologies as sophisticated as Greek at that time? how about contemporary Chinese? Indians? or Egyptians?

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Chinese developed hydraulic-mechanical clockworks that had escapements and celestial spheres that showed heavens with precision. However, that happened in the Middle Ages; a thousand years after the Greeks. Arabs also had wonderful clockworks, but they also come from the middle ages. I don't know about India and elsewhere, but I doubt it. In the Americas, clockwork was unknown because the lack of wheels and gears, however, air-presure toys existed, made in clay.

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