-by Keith Lehman (PA) 4/13/18
Replica of the Antikythera Mechanism in foreground at the National Watch & Clock Museum.
Off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera, a group of sponge divers discovered a shipwreck of an ancient Roman merchant vessel. Among the variety of treasures found, including statues, pottery, and coins, was an unidentified calcified clump. Along with the other contents of the wreck, the clump was transported to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens for further examination. [...]